Areca oxycarpa

palm DATA

Habitat: Sulawesi, Indonesia

Notes:  This slender dwarf Areca is perfect for smaller understory areas of the garden. Has a maroon crownshaft similar to some Basselinia. The name ‘oxycarpa’ refers to the pointed fruit of this species.

Cold Hardiness: Prefers Tropical Setting

Conservation

Critically endangered – this palm has an extremely limited distribution on a peninsula in North Sulawesi. The area as a whole is experiencing a shocking loss of biodiversity. 

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