Hyphaene coriacea

Synonymy: Hyphaene natalensis, H. turbinata, H. wendlandii, H. schatan, H. hildebrandtii, H. sphaerulifera, H. pyrifera, H. pleuropoda, H. parvula, H. puleata, H. tetragonoides Distribution: South Africa north through tropical east Africa, Somalia, and Madagascar
Common names: iLala palm, elala palm, doum palm Conservation status: Not threatened

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Plants in habitat

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Juvenile plant.

Top photo courtesy and copyright 1999, Ed Brown; taken in Kruger National Park, South Africa. All other photos copyright 1998, Jody Haynes. Middle two photos taken at Fairchild Tropical Garden, Miami, FL; bottom photo taken at Tropical Research & Education Center, Homestead, FL.

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