Hyphaene

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Hyphaene
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Doum palm in Northern Sudan
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Subfamily: Coryphoideae
Tribe: Borasseae
Genus: Hyphaene
Gaertn.
Species

Hyphaene compressa
Hyphaene coriacea
Hyphaene dichotoma
Hyphaene guineensis
Hyphaene macrosperma
Hyphaene petersiana
Hyphaene reptans
Hyphaene thebaica

Hyphaene is a genus of eight species of palms which includes the Doum palm (H. thebaica). They are unusual among palms in having regular naturally branched trunks; most other palms are single-stemmed from the ground.

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