Sorting Hyphaene names

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


Hyphaene compressa H. Wendl.

SYNONYM(S) : Hyphaene multiformis Becc. subsp. semiplaena Becc., Hyphaene semiplaena (Becc.) Furtado

ENGLISH : Doum palm, East African doum palm.

GERMAN : Dumpalme.

Hyphaene coriacea Gaertn.

SYNONYM(S) : Hyphaene turbinata H. Wendl.

CHINESE : Fei zhou lü.

ENGLISH : Doum palm, Lala palm, Ilala palm, Southern lala palm.

FRENCH : Palmier pain d'épice, Palmier-doum.

GERMAN : Dumpalme.

MALAGASY : Sata, Satrana.

Hyphaene dichotoma (White) Furtado

CHINESE : xxx Er xxx jiang bing zong.

ENGLISH : Indian doum palm.

FRENCH : Palmier doum à stipe dichotomique.

MALAY : Palma doum India.

Hyphaene guineensis Schum. & Thonn.

SYNONYM(S) : Hyphaene guineensis K. Schum.

Hyphaene indica Becc.

CHINESE : Yin du cha gan lü.

ENGLISH : Indian doum palm.

HINDI : Oka mundel.


May be a synonym of H. dichotoma.

Hyphaene petersiana Klotzsch ex Mart.

ENGLISH : African ivory nut palm, African wine palm, Northern lala palm, Vegetable ivory palm.

FRENCH : Palmier à ivoire d'Afrique.

Hyphaene thebaica (L.) Mart.

SYNONYM(S) : Corypha thebaica L.

AMHARIC : Zembaba (Ethiopia).

ARABIC : Dom (Egypt), Dûm, Shag. el mûql .

CHINESE : Ai ji jiang bing zong.

DANISH : Doompalme, Doompalmenoed, Stennødder.

DUTCH : Waaierpalm.

ENGLISH : Dom, Dom palm, Doum palm, Egyptian doum palm, Gingerbread palm.

FRENCH : Noix du palmier doum, Palmier à ivoire, Palmier doum, Palmier pain d'épice.

GERMAN : Dumpalme, Dungalmonnuss.

ITALIAN : Palma cuci, Palma doma, Palma dum.

JAPANESE : Doomu yashi.

PORTUGUESE : Palmeira do Egipto, Palmeira da Arábia.

SPANISH : Duma, Palmera dum.

SWAHILI : Mkoma.


General Bibliography


General & specific on-line


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < >.

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

USDA, ARS, 2002, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (09 February 2003).

Wang Zongxun et al. 1996, A New Latin, Chinese, English Botanical Nomenclature. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany. Aviation Industry Publisher, Beijing.

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


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