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Genus :

ARENGA

Family :

ARECACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Stemless shrubs to large trees. Stems solitary or clustered, usually covered with persistent leaf bases. Leaves 5-30, pinnate, leaf-sheath open, fibrous, pinnae linear to rhomboid, always jagged at apices, regularly or irregularly arranged, petiole slender to robust, channelled or ridged. Inflorescence interfoliar, with basipetal or acropetal sequence of flowering, branched in 1-2 orders. Flowers sessile, one female between two males. Male flowers: ellipsoid, coriaceous to fleshy, stamens usually 20-90. Female flowers: globose, coriaceous to fleshy. Ovary trilocular. Fruits drupe, ellipsoid, red, 1-3 seeded. Seeds ellipsoid, hard.