Areca concinna

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Figure 1. A. concinna at


Distribution & Habitat:

Lowland rainforest in Sri Lanka.


A medium sized clumping palm, with attractive, bright green leaves. Very similar to A. triandra.


Seeds are used in Sri Lanka as a [[localhost_Areca_betel_uses| Betel Nut substitute.


Warm, sheltered and very moist. Rarely seen in cultivation (most plants sold as A. concinna are actually A. triandra)

Kew Gardens

Figure 2. A. concinna

Contributed by:

Colin Wilson (Figure 1&2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums, PalmTalk