Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Common name : Betel-nut Palm, Areca nut.
Local name : Pinang, Pinang jambe, Puga (sanskrit).
Max. height : 20 m ( 65 ft) tall
Areca Catechu orginally from Southeast Asia, but is now widely distributed in many tropical regions. This palm can produces the areca nuts, which is used in some tropical countries as a mild stimulant. Because the areca nut is always chewed along with the betel leaf, this palm is erroneously called the betel tree...