Arenga pinnata

Arenga pinnata

name = "Arenga pinnata"

regnum = Plantae
unranked_divisio = Angiosperms
unranked_classis = Monocots
unranked_ordo = Commelinids
ordo = Arecales
familia = Arecaceae
genus = "Arenga"
species = "A. pinnata"
binomial = "Arenga pinnata"
binomial_authority = (Wurmb) Merr.|

"Arenga pinnata" (syn. "Arenga saccharifera") is an economically important feather palm native to tropical Asia, from eastern India east to Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines in the east.Uhl, Natalie W. and Dransfield, John (1987) "Genera Palmarum - A classification of palms based on the work of Harold E. Moore". Lawrence, Kansas: Allen Press. ISBN-10: ISBN-10: 0935868305 / ISBN-13: 978-0935868302] Common names include Sugar Palm, Arenga Palm, Areng palm, Black-fiber palm, Gomuti Palm, Aren, Irok, and Kaong.

It is a medium-sized palm, growing to 20 m tall, with the trunk remaining covered by the rough old leaf bases. The leaves are 6-12 m long and 1.5 m broad, pinnate, with the pinnae in 1-6 rows, 40-70 cm long and 5 cm broad. The fruit is subglobose, 7 cm diameter, green maturing black.Riffle, Robert L. and Craft, Paul (2003) "An Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms". Portland: Timber Press. ISBN-10: 0881925586 / ISBN-13: 978-0881925586]

It is not a threatened species, though it is locally rare is some parts of its range. It serves as an important part of the diet of several endangered species, including cloud rats of the genus "Phloeomys".


The sap is harvested for commercial use in southeast Asia, yielding a sugar known in India as "gur", and is also fermented into vinegar and wine. The fruit is also used, though it must be prepared prior to consumption, as the juice and pulp are caustic. This crop may develop into a major resource of biofuel (ethanol).


* [ Kew Palms Checklist: "Arenga pinnata"]
* [ Germplasm Resources Information Network: "Arenga pinnata"]
* [ Global Compendium of Weeds: Arenga pinnata]
* [ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden: herbarium specimen]
* [ PACSOA: "Arenga pinnata"]

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