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Arenga pinnata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Subfamily: Coryphoideae
Tribe: Caryoteae
Genus: Arenga
Labill. ex DC.

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. Arenga australasica (H.Wendl. & Drude) S.T.Blake ex H.E.Moore - Queensland
  2. Arenga brevipes Becc. - Sumatra, Borneo
  3. Arenga caudata (Lour.) H.E.Moore - Guangxi, Hainan, Indochina
  4. Arenga distincta Mogea - Borneo
  5. Arenga engleri Becc. - Taiwan
  6. Arenga hastata (Becc.) Whitmore - Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra
  7. Arenga hookeriana (Becc.) Whitmore - Thailand, Malaysia
  8. Arenga listeri Becc. - Christmas Island
  9. Arenga longicarpa C.F.Wei - Guangdong
  10. Arenga longipes Mogea - Sumatra
  11. Arenga micrantha C.F.Wei - Tibet, Bhutan, Arunachal Pradesh
  12. Arenga microcarpa Becc. in K.M.Schumann & U.M.Hollrung - Maluku, New Guinea, Northern Territory of Australia
  13. Arenga mindorensis Becc. - Mindoro
  14. Arenga obtusifolia Mart.- Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Java
  15. Arenga pinnata (Wurmb) Merr. - Assam, Indochina, Philippines, Sulawesi; naturalized in southern China, Benin, Maluku, New Guinea, Hawaii
  16. Arenga plicata Mogea - Sumatra
  17. Arenga porphyrocarpa (Blume ex Mart.) H.E.Moore - Java, Sumatra
  18. Arenga retroflorescens H.E.Moore & Meijer - Sabah
  19. Arenga ryukyuensis A.J.Hend - Ryukyu Islands
  20. Arenga talamauensis Mogea - Sumatra
  21. Arenga tremula (Blanco) Becc. - Philippines
  22. Arenga undulatifolia Becc. - Borneo, Palawan, Sulawesi
  23. Arenga westerhoutii Griff. - southern China, Indochina, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bhutan
  24. Arenga wightii Griff. - Tamil Nadu


  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. ^