Arenga brevipes

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Arenga (ah-REN-gah)
brevipes (breh-VIH-pehz)
Palm Beach, FL.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Arenga (ah-REN-gah)
brevipes (breh-VIH-pehz)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Pinnate
Survivability index
Common names
Sugar Palm

Habitat and Distribution

Arenga brevipes is found in Borneo, and Sumatera.
PHILIPPINES: Palawan:: Palawan prov. Rizal municipality, barangay Ransang; coordinates of general area 8 40 48.00 N, 117 20 23.90 E, 26-Jun-07. Photo by Dr. Leonardo L.



The most tender, cold sensitive Arenga.

Keep warm, sheltered, and moist. Cold Hardiness Zone: 10a

Comments and Curiosities

"very attractive but very rare in cultivation, this acaulescent (stemless or trunkless), clustering Bornean palm has beautiful deep, green shiny leaves with bright white undersides. The leaves erupt out of the ground and leaflets get progressively larger towards the tip of the leaf." (Geoff Stein)

External Links


Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

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

Special thanks to, 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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