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Arenga pinnata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Tribe: Caryoteae
Genus: Arenga
Labill. ex DC.
  • Saguerus Steck
  • Gomutus Corrêa
  • Blancoa Blume 1843, illegitimate homonym, not Lindl. 1840
  • Didymosperma H.Wendl. & Drude ex Hook.f.

Arenga is a genus of palms, native to Southeast Asia, southern China, New Guinea, and northern Australia.[1][2] They are small to medium-sized palms, growing to 2–20 m tall, with pinnate leaves 2–12 m long.[3][4] Arenga palms can grow in areas with little sunlight and relatively infertile soil.[5]



  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Flora of China, Vol. 23 Page 151, 桄榔属 guang lang shu, Arenga Labillardière, Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris. 2: 162. 1800.
  3. ^ Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1–223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  4. ^ Henderson, A. (2009). Palms of Southern Asia: 1–197. Princeton university press, Princeton and Oxford.
  5. ^ "The Amazing Arenga Sugar Palm | Reuters". Reuters.