|Synonymy: Corozo oleifera||Distribution: Costa Rica to the lower Amazon River in Brazil|
|Common names: American oil palm||Conservation status: Vulnerable|
Typical adult plant
Photo copyright © 1998, Jody Haynes; taken at Fairchild Tropical Garden.
This plant represents an interesting "viral" cultivar of E. oleifera. It appears sick because of a viral infection. What is strange is that the virus is transferred to the seeds; thus, seedlings are true to form.
Photo courtesy and copyright © 1998, Geoff Stein; taken at Nong Nooch
Tropical Gardens, Thailand.
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