Areca ridleyana

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

Habitat and Distribution

Areca ridleyana is endemic to the rainforests of the Malaysia.

Photo-Malaysian Biological Diversity


An understory, clustering palm, and rare dwarf species.


Warm, sheltered and moist. Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b

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. (

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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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