The number of Elaeidobius kamerunicus pollinating weevils per spikelet at various hours of the 3rd day of anthesis of male inflorescences of the African oil palm. Each data point in the figure is presented as the mean [+ or -] SE.
The number of Elaeidobius kamerunicus pollinating weevils visiting female inflorescences on each of the 6 d of the anthesis period of the female inflorescence of the African oil palm. Each data point in the figure is presented as the mean [+ or -] SE.
The number of Elaeidobius kamerunicus pollinating weevils visiting female inflorescences at various hours of the 2nd day of anthesis of the female inflorescence of the African oil palm. Each data point in the figure is presented as the mean [+ or -] SE.
This study addresses that deficiency with an environmental history of the African oil palm in Bahia.
The African oil palm emerged from the forest-savannah ecotone in West Africa's Gulf of Guinea region.
Luso-African trade in palm oil dates to the early sixteenth century, (10) and along with human chattel, oil and kernels from the African oil palm helped form early Atlantic trade networks linking the Old and New Worlds.
A scattering of colonial references from the Neotropics, along with contemporary evidence, does however link the early diffusion of the African oil palm with the transatlantic slave trade.
(2009), that analyzed the genetic diversity of collections of African oil palm by AFLPs, RFLPs and microsatellites respectively, found that the 'Deli' germplasm constitute a differentiated group with scarce genetic diversity.
It is proposed that Nigeria is the center of diversity of African oil palm, which is also sustained in the fact that as the geographical distance increases, the indexes of diversity decrease.
The dissimilarity of materials of Ivory Coast would be explained by the discontinuity in the distribution of African oil palm bypassing the Dahomey Gap.
The above mentioned happens even though the oil of African oil palm presents approximately 50% of unsaturated fatty acids and that among the saturated ones predominates the palmitic acid that may have a neutral behavior as cholesterolemic.
Man-planted food sources (African oil palms
, mangos, and bananas) during the late dry season turn agricultural areas into important feeding areas for wildlife species (Potus flavus, Procyon lotor, Nasua narica, Odocoileus virginianus), including Cebus (Schutt and Vaughan 1995).