Sorting Elaeis names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :




Elaeis guineensis Jacq.

SYNONYM(S) : Elaeis melanococca Gaertn.

ARABIC : Nakhlet ez zayt.

BURMESE : Si htan, Si ohn.

CHINESE : You zong.

DANISH : Oliepalme.

ENGLISH : African oil palm, Macaw fat, Oil palm, Palm kernel oil.

FINNISH : Öljypalmu.

FRENCH : Palmier à huile, Palmier à huile d'Afrique.

GERMAN : Afrikanische Ölpalme, Ölpalme.

ITALIAN : Palma avoira, Palma da olio, Palma oleaginosa africana.

JAPANESE : Abura yashi.

MALAY : Kelapa sawit, Kelapa sawit Bali.

PORTUGUESE : Caiaué (Brazil), Dendenzeiro, Palmera dendém.

RUSSIAN : Gvineiskaia, Maslichnaia pal'ma, Pal'ma maslichnaia.

SPANISH : Corojo de Guinea, Palma africana, Palma oleaginosa africana, Palmera de aceite.

SWAHILI : Mchikichi, Miwesi, Mjenga.

SWEDISH : Oljepalm.

THAI : Paam nam man.



Photographs at the Virtual Palm Encyclopedia, PCSF Inc. USA.


Elaeis oleifera (Kunth) Cortés

SYNONYM(S) : Alfonsia oleifera Kunth , Corozo oleifera (Kunth) L. H. Bailey

CHINESE : Mei zhou you zong.

DANISH : Amerikansk oliepalme.

ENGLISH : American oilpalm (USA), American oil palm, Noli palm.

FINNISH : Öljypalmu.

FRENCH : Palmier à huile d'Amérique, Palmier américain à huile.

GERMAN : Amerikanische Ölpalme.

ITALIAN : Palma da olio, Palma noli.

MALAY : Kelapa sawit, Kelapa sawit Amerika, Selatan.

PORTUGUESE : Dendê do Pará, Coqueiro de dendê, Caiaué.

SPANISH : Coquito, Corocito colorado, Corozo, Corozo colorado moriche, Nolé, Nolí, Ujun, Palma brasilera, Palma nolí, Palmiche, Poloponta (Lat. America).


Photographs at the Virtual Palm Encyclopedia, PCSF Inc. USA.

General Bibliography


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < > (Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Latin with authority names)

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

USDA, ARS, 2000, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (05 February 2003). (A number of languages, some romanised, Latin with authority names)

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.

Xie Zongwa & Yu Youqin (Editors), 1996, Materia Medica, Chinese Terminology, Vol. 1, Renminweisheng Publishing House Beijing, China. (Latin with authority names and Chinese-simplified, text in Chinese).


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