Arenga hookeriana

COMMON NAME

Hooker's Sugar Palm, Hooker's Fishtail Palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

A small, relatively fast-growing, clumping palm with multiple cane-like stems. Leaves or leaflets undivided, paddle-shaped, with deeply-lobed and sharply-toothed margins, green and glossy on the upper surface and silvery or whitish beneath. Genus epithet 'Arenga' derives from the Javanese name aren, used for a palm of this genus. Species epithet 'hookeriana' is named after J.D. Hooker, 19th century English botanist

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Thailand and Malaysia peninsular

NATIVE HABITAT

Rainforest

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

nparks.gov.sg

monaconatureencyclopedia.com



Arenga hookeriana