Welcome to the ilala palm, Hyphaneae petersiana. Called “ilala” because, in many Bantu languages, “lala” means “to sleep”. And the link between sleeping and a palm tree……?! Well, let Gus explain. HINT: It’s linked to a wine that’s made from the sap of the palm tree. and it doesn’t taste great either, as the poor man from National Geographic found when Gus shared some palm wine with him
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