Areca macrocalyx

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Areca (ah-REHK-ah)
macrocalyx
(mahk-roh-KAH-liks)
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Scientific Classification
Genus: Areca (ah-REHK-ah)
Species:
macrocalyx
(mahk-roh-KAH-liks)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
Asia
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary trunk
Leaf type: Pinnate
Height: Up to 10m (30ft)
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
Highland Betel Nut Palm

Habitat and Distribution

Areca macrocalyx is found in the Bismarck Archipelago,
Hawaii.
Maluku, New Guinea, Solomon Is. Montane Rainforest.

Timika, on the southwestern coast of Western New Guinea,(formerly Irian Jaya).

Description

Spread: Up to 3.5m (12ft), Growth Rate: Medium, Trunk features: Green/Red Crownshaft Green/Brown Prominently Ringed. Trunk Diameter: Up to 15 cm (6"), Leaf Size: Up to 2.2m (7ft), Leaf Color: Dark Green, Petiole: Unarmed, Self Cleaning: Yes, Inflorescence Color: White, Reproduction: Monoecious, Fruit Description: Up to 5 cm (2") Ovoid, Fruit Color: Yellow, Ripens To Red. Editing by edric.

Culture

Cultural Requirements, Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade, Soil: Moist, Well Draining, Watering: Frequent, Maintain Moisture, Min. Temp: 0°C (32°F), Tolerances: High Humidity, Full Sun, Germination: 1-3 Months, 30°C (86°F), Availability: Seed Distributors (Occasionally).

Comments and Curiosities

Native Uses: Stimulant.


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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