Areca ridleyana

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Areca (ah-REHK-ah)
ridleyana (rid-leh-YAHN-ah)
Areca ridleyana specimen.jpg
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, Pattaya, Thailand. Photo by Paul Craft.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Areca (ah-REHK-ah)
Species:
ridleyana (rid-leh-YAHN-ah)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
Asia
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Morphology
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Areca ridleyana is endemic to the rainforests of the Malaysia.

Photo-Malaysian Biological Diversity

Description

An understory, clustering palm, and rare dwarf species.

Culture

Warm, sheltered and moist.

Comments and Curiosities

A clustering dwarf palm from the understory of rainforests in Peninsular Malaysia with pencil-thin stems and entire or sparsely divided leaves. (RPS.com)


External Links

References

Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

Special thanks to Geoff Stein, (Palmbob) for his hundreds of photos.

Special thanks to Palmweb.org, Dr. John Dransfield, Dr. Bill Baker & team, for their volumes of information and photos.

Glossary of Palm Terms; Based on the glossary in Dransfield, J., N.W. Uhl, C.B. Asmussen-Lange, W.J. Baker, M.M. Harley & C.E. Lewis. 2008. Genera Palmarum - Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. All images copyright of the artists and photographers (see images for credits).


Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

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