Hydriastele microcarpa

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Figure 1. H. microcarpa


Common Names:


Distribution & Habitat:

Native to the Moluccan Islands of Maluku and Ceram in Eastern Indonesia.


Clustering stems with long pinnate leaves to about 8m tall. Mature fruit is red.


Fruit is used as a betel nut substitute.


Requires a moist sheltered position in the tropics.

Figure 2. H. microcarpa

Contributed by:

Luke Nancarrow
(Text and Figure 1&2)

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