Arenga microcarpa

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Figure 1. Plant in habitat, PNG.

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Common Names:

Aren Sagu

Habitat:

Open lowland areas near streams in Irian Jaya, and Papua New Guinea.


Description:

A medium sized densely clumping palm to about 7m. Slender trunks, and dark glossy green leaves with silvery undersides. Purple flowers and small red fruit.

General:

Sagu is made from the trunks by the natives.

Culture:

Sunny, tropical position, with plenty of water.

Figure 1. A. macrocarpa in habitat, PNG.
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Contributed by:

Rolf Kyburz

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown, ATRP

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