Areca guppyana

COMMON NAME

​Sacred stilt Palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

Thin trunked solitary, understory palm with short, arching deep green, only partially divided leaves, this species stands on stilt roots. Fruit are deep red and edible (but can be somewhat narcotic, sort of like Areca catechu). Planted on New Guinea around traditional burial grounds.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

New Guinea and the Solomon Islands

NATIVE HABITAT

A small palm tree of primary forest.

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

palmpedia.net

iucnredlist.org


Areca guppyana