"TAXONOMISTS GETTING EXTINCT AND SPECIES DATA DEFICIENT !!"
Pankaj Kumar Ph.D. (Orchidaceae)
Greater Kailash Sacred Landscape Project
Department of Habitat Ecology
Wildlife Institute of India
Post Box # 18
Dehradun - 248001, India
Forwarding again for Id assistance please.
Some earlier relevant feedback:
“This should be a palm!! from Palmaceae.
I may be wrong but fruits in your hand is seems much bigger than the
one on tree...
“It is one of the Areca species,a kind of palm. The tree is not
“I believe this is Areca plam
|I strongly feel this is Actinorhytis calapparia only. Previously this was known as Areca calapparia, Seaforthia elegans etc.. |
Though this is endemic to Carebbean , it has been introduced to S.Asian countries and has been in cultivation. A reference can be found in Gardening in India By G. Marshall Woodrow, G Marshall ( link http://books.google.com/books?). There are other references too.
The nuts are called ram supari in Hindi and seems to have greater medicinal properties. It is also used in rituals in South India, especially during Upakarma.
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