genus Elaeis


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Noun1.genus Elaeis - oil palmsgenus Elaeis - oil palms        
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Arecaceae, family Arecaceae, family Palmaceae, family Palmae, palm family, Palmaceae, Palmae - chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales
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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The genus Elaeis belongs to the subfamily Arecoideae, tribe Cocoseae and subtribe Elaeidinae, according the classification by DRANSFIELD et al.