17 February, 2011

The argun palm tree (Medemia argun)

For years now, environmentalists have been calling for more efforts to protect the argun palm; which is a rare desert tree prized by the ancient Egyptians that is on the verge of extinction. It is now being reported that less than fifty of the trees remain in Egypt and a few hundred in Sudan. Due to its association with ancient Egyptians, the seeds health benefits and how - before, when they were many, the palms helped in keeping the desert green, many people have been very fascinated by the argun palm also known as the medemia argun.

More on the palm tree: IUCN Red List, Kew, Free Republic, IPSWired New York, Rare Palm Seeds, Right Health, Alert Net, Plant A Palm, Palm Society, Facts, Images

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