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