Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Makalani Palm

Makalani Palm
Also called the Real fan palm. It is native to the subtropical, lowlying regions of south central Africa. They are dioicous and the female palms produce abundant green fruit - up to 2000 fruit may be found on a tree. These palms grown slowly, but can reach up to 18m in height. The local Ovambu's use these fruit, called eendunga to distill Ombike, a traditional liquor. (Hyphaene petersiana)

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