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Hyphaene Compressa

Family: Araceae
ENG: Doum Palm
KWS: Mkoma, Mkoche

Branching palm to 18M

Fruit is eaten by baboons, monkeys and elephants.
Fruit is edible and the sap used for alcohol, leaves used for baskets and thatch. Turacos are often sitting in my palm.

Self seeded.

Butterflies & Moths
Bebearia cocalia – Spectre
Zophopetes dysmephila – Palm Tree Nighfighter



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