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Arenga pinnata Sugar palm Aren Palmae
 

Arenga pinnata, Sugar palm, Palem aren, Aren

 

Arenga pinnata, Sugar palm, Palem aren, Aren

The Palm is duly noted as one the the world's most economically important palms for products of human consumption.
The Arenga pinnata is a solitary species, that produces an erect crown of verey large leaves and fibrous trunk spines.
At about 20 years of age, it begins flowering, fruiting, and will soon after, expire.
It is cultivated as a primary source of sugar throughout Eastern Asia, and India.
The sweet juice is collected from cut flower stalks and boiled down into table sugar, or fermented into an alcoholic beverage, similar to rum.
All the red fruits of Arenga species contain extremely irritating concentrations of oxylate crystals (that can cause gout-like pain!)
Low salt tolerance, Moderate Growth Rate;Propagation from seeds

     
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