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Taxon: Hyphaene thebaica (L.) Mart.

Genus: Hyphaene
Family: Arecaceae (alt. Palmae) subfamily: Coryphoideae tribe: Borasseae subtribe: Hyphaeninae
Nomen number: 19615
Place of publication: Hist. nat. palm. 3:225, t. 131-133. 1838
Name verified on: 12-Nov-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 17-Mar-2010
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:


Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Northern Africa: Egypt
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad; Djibouti; Eritrea; Somalia; Sudan
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Central African Republic
    West Tropical Africa: Benin; Burkina Faso; Cote D'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia; Yemen
    Western Asia: Egypt - Sinai

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Hyphaene thebaica (L.) Mart.:

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database 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.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (05 October 2015)

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