Areca triandra

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Common Names:

Triandra palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Understory palm of tropical/sub-tropical rainforests. Found in India, and throughout south-east Asia.


A very attractive clustering palm to about 5 m high, with light green, white ringed, stems, and dark green fronds. It has fragrant, lemon scented, pale yellow flowers, which form into orange/red fruit about 25mm (1 inch) long.


An easily grown palm for both the tropics and sub-tropics, it needs shade when young, as well as a moist, well drained soil. This plant is a very usefull and attractive addition to a rainforest garden.

Figure 1. A. triandra

Figure 2. A. triandra with attractive trunks.
Figure 3. A. triandra inflorescence.
Figure 4. A. triandra infructescence.

Contributed by:

Ian Edwards (Figure 1,2,3)
Don (Figure 4)

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