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Elaeis guineensis

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The Oil Palm Tree

Oil palm is an oil-producing tropical perennial crop. Elaeis guineensis is a single-stemmed palm which bears a single vegetative shoot, which is continuously active producing a new leaf every two weeks in mature palms. Palm trees may grow up to sixty feet and more in height. TheĀ trunks of young and mature trees are wrapped in … Continue reading

1. Introduction

The African oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) has been utilized by mankind as a source of oil and other products for thousands of years. In the last 50 years or so there has been a phenomenal expansion in its cultivation throughout the tropics, such that palm oil is now a major commodity of world trade, … Continue reading