Areca vestiaria

COMMON NAME

​Orange Crownshaft Palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

Its morphology is more diverse than other species of palms, and in particular the color of its upper trunk / crownshaft changes depending on altitude (varying between red and orange).The people of Sulawesi, near Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park, have long used the fruit of this palm as a male contraceptive.  They drink a decoction of the fruit flesh boiled in water. The chemical composition of the fruit has been investigated with this in mind, but this does not represent evidence of its effectiveness as an anti-fertility agent.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Eastern Indonesia

NATIVE HABITAT

A small palm tree that grows naturally in low mountainous terrain up to an elevation of 1200 meters in the rain forests

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

palmpedia.net

llifle.com



Areca vestiaria