Areca catechu alba

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Figure 1. A. catechu cv. alba


Common Names:

White Betel Nut

Distribution & Habitat:

This cultivar originated in Thailand.


This solitary palm has a white/yellow crownshaft and a yellow trunk, the leaves also often have a yellowish tinge.


Prefers a partially shaded position but it will also grow well in full sun. Warm sub-tropics to tropics.

Contributed by:

Luke Nancarrow
(Text and Figure 1)
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