Salacca affinis

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Figure 1. S. affinis in habitat, Borneo.



S. dubia

Common Names:



Malaya, Borneo, and Sumatra




An acaulescant clumping palm with long, erect leaves up to 2.5m tall, and very spiny petioles. The leaflets are born in clusters along the rhachis.


Produces an edible fruit which is sweet, tho slightly tart, and has a brown, scaly skin.


Warm, sheltered and moist.

Figure 2. Note the long leaves, and clumped leaflets.
Figure 3. S. affinis

Contributed by:

Mike Gray (Figure 1&2)
Rolf Kyburz, (Figure 3)

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