commonly known as: African oil palm, macaw fat • Arabic: nakhlet ez zayt • Burmese: si htan, si ohn • Chinese: you zong • Danish: oliepalme • Finnish: öljypalmu • French: palmier à huile d’Afrique • German: Afrikanische ölpalme • Indonesian: kelapa sawit • Italian: palma avoira, palma da olio, palma oleaginosa africana • Japanese: abura yashi • Malay: kelapa sawit • Maori (Cook Islands): nu tamara • Pohnpeian: apwiraiasi • Portuguese (Brazil): caiaué, dendê, dendezeiro, palmera dendém • Portuguese: palmeira andim, palmeira do azeite, palmeira do dendê • 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 ;


Palm Tree for ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 030612 : AK-3: A palm seen at Lalbagh, Bangalore on the 15th of April,12.

A spreading out palm, not the tall one.
Black fruits and probably what looked like yellow flowers when picture was taken.

Elaeis guineensis, Jacq. <=> African Oil Palm Tree

Thanks for the id..
I thought African Oil Palm was a tall one, not spreading out.

Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: August 1 to 14, 2014 : Arecaceae : Elaeis guineensis : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 140814 : AK-23 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).

African Oil Palm from Lalbagh seen in April, 2012.



Palm Trees of Bangalore – RA – Elaeis guineensis – Africal Oil Palm Tree: African Oil Palm is a tall tree, 8.3-20 m in height, erect, heavy, with ringed trunk. Male and female flowers occur in separate clusters, but on same tree. Trunk is up to 20 m tall, usually less, 30 cm in diameter.   

Leaf stalks are 1.3-2.3 m long, 12.5-20 cm wide, saw-toothed, broadened at base, fibrous, green. Leaves are compound, 3.3-5 m long, with 100-150 pairs of leaflets. Leaflets are 2-4 ft long, 3.5-5 cm broad. Central nerve is very strong, especially at base. Flower-stalks arise from lower leaf-axils, 10-30 cm long and broad.  
Male flowers are borne on short furry branches 10-15 cm long, set close to trunk on short stalks. Female flowers and consequently fruits are borne in large clusters of 200-300, close to the trunk on short heavy stalks.  
Each fruit is plum-like, ovoid-oblong, up to 3.5 cm long and about 2 cm wide, black when ripe, red at base, with thick ivory-white flesh and small cavity in center. Nuts are encased in a fibrous covering which contains the oil. About 5 female inflorescences are produced per year. Each inflorescence weighs about 8 kg, the fruits weighing about 3.5 g each.  
African Oil Palm is native the rain-forests of West Africa.


Attached are pictures of Elaeis guineensis captured at Jijamata Udyan in March 2013.
Requested to please validate the ID.

Yes, E guineensis 



Palm from Kerala Near Kochi for ID

Elaeis guineensis

yes oil palm, fruits are showing and also a set of fern fronds

Requesting to please provide ID of the plant captured at Jijamata Udyan in March 2014.

Perhaps Elaeis oleifera

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It is my pleasure to share few images of Elaeis guineensis (Arecaceae 

Habit: Palm 

Habitat: Cultivated 

Sighting: Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1000 msl 

Date: 16-05-2014, 21-07-2014 and 18-11-2014

Palm Tree for ID : Lalbagh, Bangalore : 04AUG20 : AK-04 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
A Palm tree seen in Lalbagh during my visit in Jan, 2020.

I have only this picture.

Jubaea chilensis? 

I think looks different from Jubaea chilensis as per

A similar one seen earlier in Lalbagh is Elaeis guineensis, the African Oil Palm.
This could also be the same.

Yes, appears close to images at Elaeis guineensis



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