What do we know about the Doum palms (Hyphaene spp.)?

Although extremely interesting from a scientific point of view and economically fundamental for native populations in Africa, our knowledge of Hyphaene palms is relatively scant. Our project aims to contribute pproviding new and critical data on their systematics, morphology, ecology, uses, conservation and phytogeography of this palm group. Molecular relationships are being explored using NGS capture methods employed in the laboratory of Genetics and Molecular Phylogenetics of the CJB. More details on our project can be seen at (Stauffer et al., 2018)

Individual of Hyphaene compressa (Tanzania)

 

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