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