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Oil Palm

The Dutch introduced the African Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) to Java in 1848. This, apparently, is the progeny of one of the original plants.  Family's grown quite a bit over the past 150 years, and Indonesia is currently the largest producer of crude palm oil (CPO) in the world. [NOTE: There have been some notable social and ecological consequences resulting from the commercialization of this germplasm]. 

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