Areca novohibernica

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Areca (ah-REHK-ah)
novohibernica
(no-vo-hih-behr-NEEK-ah)
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Papua New Guinea. Photo by Dr. William J. Baker, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Palmweb.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Areca (ah-REHK-ah)
Species:
novohibernica
(no-vo-hih-behr-NEEK-ah)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
Oceania
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Areca novohibernica is found in the Bismarck Archipelago, Solomon Is.
Singapore. Photo by Philippe
From the rainforests on Bougainville Island, in the Bismarck Archipelago of Papua New Guinea.

Description

A thin, stilt-rooted trunk to 3 m (10 ft.) or more tall, and a compact crown of leaves with broad, finely tipped leaflets. The rather large, dark red fruits are said to be edible and the seeds have a slightly narcotic effect and can be used like those of A. catechu.

Culture

It is best suited for a protected spot in the humid tropical garden. Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b

Comments and Curiosities


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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