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Taxon: Borassus aethiopum Mart.

 
Genus: Borassus
Family: Arecaceae (alt.Palmae)
Subfamily: Coryphoideae
Tribe: Borasseae
Subtribe: Lataniinae
Nomen number: 7424
Place of publication: Gel. Anz. 4:639. 1838 (Hist. nat. palm. 3:220. Sep 1838)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 31-Dec-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Mar-2010
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 2 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • African fan palm  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • black-rum palm  (Source: Cornucopia) - English
  • borassus palm  (Source: Trees SAfr) - English
  • deleb palm  (Source: F TE Afr) - English
  • rondier  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Delebpalme  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • palmeira-abânico  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Human food: fruit; fruit

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Mozambique
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [Limpopo]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Adam, J.-G. Flore descriptive des monts Nimba. (F MtNimba)
  2. Andrews, F. W. The flowering plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. (F Sudan)
  3. Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. (F EthiopCuf)
  4. Dale, I. R. & P. J. Greenway Kenya trees & shrubs. (TreesS Kenya)
  5. Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  7. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  8. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  9. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  10. Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  11. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  12. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  13. Moore, H. E., Jr. 1963. An annotated checklist of cultivated palms (Principes) 7:131.
  14. Palmer, E. & N. Pitman Trees of southern Africa. (Trees SAfr)
  15. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  16. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  17. Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)
  18. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)

Check other web resources for Borassus aethiopum Mart. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • 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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=7424. Accessed 17 December 2018.