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Common name

English: Doum palm

German: Doumpalmen

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Liliopsida (388)

      Order: Arecales (28)

        Family: Arecaceae (28)(family description)

          Genus: Hyphaene (1)

            Epithet: thebaica Mart. (1)

Synonyms: Chamaeriphes crinita (Gaertn.) Kuntze, Chamaeriphes thebaica (L.) Kuntze, Corypha thebaica L., Cucifera thebaica (L.) Delile, Douma thebaica (L.) Poir., Hyphaene baikieana Furtado, Hyphaene crinita Gaertn., Hyphaene cuciphera Pers., Hyphaene dahomeensis Becc., Hyphaene dankaliensis Becc., Hyphaene nodularia Becc., Hyphaene occidentalis Becc., Hyphaene santoana Furtado, Hyphaene sinaitica Furtado, Hyphaene togoensis Dammer, Hyphaene tuleyana Furtado, Palma thebaica (L.) Jacq.

crinita => mane-like, long haired

occidentalis => western

thebaica => of or from Thebes (now Luxor), Egypt

togoensis => from Togo

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: tree

External links

Check for Hyphaene thebaica at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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