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Hyphaene coriacea, Hyphaene natalensis, Elala Palm

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 Hyphaene coriacea, Hyphaene natalensis
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Elala Palm
Origin: Tropical East Africa
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterPalm or palm-likeSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Almost all parts of this very common palm are used for something. The young pliable leaves are harvested, boiled and then dried in the sun to soften them for weaving and may be colored using natural dyes. The seeds have very similar consistency and coloration to South American vegetable ivory.


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 Hyphaene coriacea, Hyphaene natalensis, Elala Palm

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