Arenga pinnata 
(Wurmb) Merrill

Synonymy: Arenga saccharifera Distribution: India, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Indonesia
Common names: Black sugar palm, gomuti palm Conservation status: Not threatened

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Commonly seen in Southeast Asia, where a crude kind of sugar is made from the sap. Fast and strong
growing, the new leaves are strongly wedge-shaped, leathery and attractive. Requires a rich soil, plenty of
water, and feed during periods of growth.

Photos copyright 1998, Jody Haynes; Tropical Research & Education Center, Homestead, FL.

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