Arenga microcarpa

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Figure 1. Plant in habitat, PNG.


Common Names:

Aren Sagu


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


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.


Sagu is made from the trunks by the natives.


Sunny, tropical position, with plenty of water.

Figure 1. A. macrocarpa in habitat, PNG.
Figure 2.

Contributed by:

Rolf Kyburz

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown, ATRP

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