Areca catechu L.

 
  • Family : ARECACEAE
    (FAMILY of PALMS)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Arecaceae
  • Species : Areca catechu
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Areca catechu L.
  • Common name : Beetle nut Palm, Areca-nut Palm
  • Vernacular name : Supari (Hin.); Adike mara (Kan.); Kamugu, Pakku (Tam.); Vakka, Poka-vakka (Tel.); Gua (Ori.); Puga (San.)
  • Habit : Palm
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Comments : Cultivated throughout on foothills and plains where there is good irrigation facilities. The nuts are used by locals and also sold commercially as 'Beetle nut'.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in tropics
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Areca catechu. Downloaded on 16 July 2020.

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