Plant Profile

Areca oxycarpa

(ah-REHK-ah) (ahks-ee-KAHR-pah)

Areca Oxycarpa

Subfamily Arecoideae

Tribe Areceae

Subtribe Arecinae

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. (Floribunda Nursery, Hawaii)

“The native range of this species is N. Sulawesi. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.” – Kew

Origin Map from Kew Royal Botanic Gardens