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Common name

English: Doum palm

German: Doumpalmen


Kingdom: Plantae (2634)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2538)

    Class: Liliopsida (389)

      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

dahomeensis => from the Kingdom of Dahomey, African kingdom (located within the area of present-day Benin) that existed from about 1600 until 1904

occidentalis => western

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

togoensis => from Togo


Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: tree

External links

Check for Hyphaene thebaica at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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