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Genus: Areca

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Arecales > Family: Arecaceae

Six species cultivated.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Areca alicae


Areca catechu (Betel nut)

Native to Malaysia and Philippines.


Areca concinna

Native to Sri Lanka.


Areca guppyana (Au-au)

Native to New Guinea.


Areca insignis

Native to Borneo.


Areca triandra

Native from India to Borneo.


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