Hyphaene compressa

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Common Names:

East African Doum Palm


Open grassland, coastal northern Africa.


Medium to large fan palm, with a distinctive branching trunk.


The branching characteristic is considered to be very primitive.


Open, sunny position, in tropical/sub-tropical areas.

Figure 1. H. compressa in habitat, Africa, showing the distinctive branched trunks.

No. 29, Oct-Dec 1990.

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