Arenga undulatifolia

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Arenga (ah-REN-gah)
Kebun Raya Bogor, Java, Indonesia. Photo by Dr. William J. Baker, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Palmweb.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Arenga (ah-REN-gah)
Arenga ambong
Native Continent
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Pinnate
Survivability index
Common names
Aren Gelora

Habitat and Distribution

Arenga undulatifolia is found in Philippines (Palawan Island), Indonesia
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, Pattaya, Thailand. Photo by Dr. Scott Zona.
(Sulawesi Island), and Borneo.


Size: This Is A Fast growing clustering Palm, up to 35 feet tall (10 m). Tufts up to 50 feet in diameter. Leaf: Pinnate, Wavy edges, Trunk: Caespitose (growing in tufts or clumps), and hidden by old leaves, Flower: Spathe Emerges From Crown, Fruit: Dark red when ripe.. Up to 5cm long.. oblong, containing up to 3 seeds. Editing by edric.


Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Prefers tropical conditions. Min. Temperature: 32°F (0°C), Sun Requirements: Light shade, Germination: Easy germination in 2 to 6 weeks when seeds are fresh.

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Comments and Curiosities

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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