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Taxon: Elaeis oleifera (Kunth) Cortés

 
Genus: Elaeis
Family: Arecaceae (alt.Palmae)
Subfamily: Arecoideae
Tribe: Cocoseae
Subtribe: Elaeidinae
Nomen number: 70242
Place of publication: Fl. columb. 1:203. 1897
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 17-Mar-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 6 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: oil/fat (locally used in Brazil)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Suriname, Venezuela (n.)
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia (n.), Ecuador, Peru


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Croat, T. B. 1978. Flora of Barro Colorado Island.
  3. Duke, J. A. 1989. Handbook of Nuts CRC Press.
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Elaeis+oleifera&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  6. Glassman, S. F. 1972. A revision of B. E. Dahlgren's Index of American palms. Phanerog. Monogr. 6:1-294.
  7. Govaerts, R. & J. Dransfield. 2005. World checklist of palms.
  8. Grayum, M. H. 1998. Nomenclatural and taxonomic notes on Costa Rican palms (Arecaceae), with five new species. Phytologia 84:307-327. Note: see pages 311 and 322 for clarification and verification of Santiago Cortés as the author of the combination
  9. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  10. Henderson, A. et al. 1995. Field guide to the palms of the Americas
  11. Henderson, A. 1995. The palms of the Amazon Oxford University Press.
  12. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  13. Ithnin, M. et al. 2011. Elaeis. Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, plantation and ornamental crops 6:113-124. Note: this review mentioned crosses between Elaeis oleifera and E. guineensis, and need of backcrossing for introgressing traits from E. oleifera
  14. Jones, D. L. 1994. Palms throughout the world
  15. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  16. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  17. Moore, H. E., Jr. 1963. An annotated checklist of cultivated palms. Principes 7:140. Note: = Corozo oleifera (Kunth) L. H. Bailey
  18. Pederson, H. B. 1996. pers. comm. Note: re. common names
  19. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  20. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  21. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  22. Singh, R. et al. 2013. Oil palm genome sequence reveals divergence of interfertile species in Old and New worlds. Nature 500:335-339. Note: 2n=32
  23. Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. 2001. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3).
  24. Terrell, E. E. et al. 1986. Agricultural Handbook no. 505

Check other web resources for Elaeis oleifera (Kunth) Cortés :

  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=70242. Accessed 22 November 2019.