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New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
Tropical rainforests from sea level to 1000m (3000').
A slender feather palm to about 12m (40'). Oval, red fruits to 6cm (2.5").
Used as a [[www.pacsoa.org.aupalmsArecacatechu Betel Nut substitute, and becoming popular in SE Asia due to supposed magical medicinal powers.
Cold sensitive, so it likes a sunny, well drained position in the tropics.
Andre de Does (Figure 1)
Rolf Kyburz, (Figures 2,3, & 4)
"Palms & Cycads Around The World", Jack Krempin