Areca gurita

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Areca gurita
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Areca
Species: A. gurita
Binomial name
Areca gurita
Heatubun, 2011[1]

Areca gurita is an extant species of single-stemmed palm tree (genus Areca) indigenous to the Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo.[2] Following Heatubun's identification of A. gurita in 2011, he recorded specimens in the vicinity of Kota Padawan, Kampong Patak, and Kampung Siburan, south of Kuching.[1]


  1. ^ a b Charlie D. Heatubun (2011). "Seven new species of Areca (Arecaceae)" (PDF excerpt). Phytotaxa. 28: 6–26. 
  2. ^ Wheeler, Quentin (2012-09-09). "New to Nature No 83: Areca gurita". The Observer. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 2012-09-13.