American oil palm

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Noun1.American oil palm - palm of Central and South AmericaAmerican oil palm - palm of Central and South America  
oil palm - pinnate-leaved palms of the genus Elaeis having dense clusters of crowded flowers and bright red fruit and yielding high quality palm oils
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"We added Montgomery palms, wart ferns, beautiful hel-iconia and an American oil palm."
The characteristics of interest that presents American oil palm are the low rate of height growth, the high unsaturated oil and the resistance to diseases such as Fusarium (WAHID et al., 2005).
Currently, breeding programs in Latin America explore the interspecific hybridization between the African (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) and the American oil palm or caiaue [E.

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