Roxb. ex Buch.-Ham.
Areca triandra (wild areca palm) is a palm which is often used as ornamental plant. It is native to India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. It is also reportedly naturalized in Panama and in southern China.
- Stems : clustered, 1.5–4(–7) m tall; stems slender, green, 3–5 cm, with stilt roots.
- Leaves : slightly drooping, 1-1.8 m long; sheaths forming a swollen, green crown shaft; petiole slender; leaflets 0.3–1 m long, 3.5–5 cm wide.
- Inflorescences : 15–30 × 5–15 cm; prophyll 30 cm long. Flowers ♂ cream-coloured with a strong lemon fragrance, 2.5 mm long; ♀ globose, cream-coloured, 7.5 mm long.
- Fruits : 2.5 cm long, with a prominently beaked tip, ripening to orange, then to scarlet.
- (Portuguese) Areca triandra photos
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