Collection Details

Species: Areca catechu L.

Arecaceae Areca catechu L.
G.D. Weiblen WS3B1214

Collection Date: 13 October 2006
Determined By: unknown
Determination Date: 21 July 2007
Institution: LAE


Continent: Australia

Country: Papua New Guinea

Region: Madang

Closest Town: Wannang

DD Latitude: -5.23088

DD Longitude: 145.182

Min. Elevation: 115 m


Habitat Description: Secondary lowland rainforest.

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Nuts are eaten with lime and Piperaceae, PALM to 5.2m in height, DBH 6.5cm, trunk height to foliage 2.95m, crown height 2.25m, crown width 1.8m, OUTER BARK smooth, BARK green, CAMBIUM light brown, green, WOOD light brown, LATEX absent, from 1 ha plot.

Max. Height: 5.2 m

Max. DBH: 6.5 cm