Areca montana

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Figure 1. A. montana infructescence


Distribution & Habitat:

Malay Peninsula and Borneo rainforest.


A medium sized, solitary palm to about 3m tall, with a small head of leaves. It has a greeen trunk trunk to about 8cm wide.


Warm, sheltered, and moist. Not very common in cultivation

Figure 2. Looking into the crown of a tall A. montana,Jeram Tai, Malaya.

Contributed by:

Mike Gray (Figure 1&2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

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