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Taxon: Arenga pinnata (Wurmb) Merr.

Genus: Arenga
Family: Arecaceae (alt. Palmae) subfamily: Coryphoideae tribe: Caryoteae
Nomen number: 3951
Place of publication: Interpr. Herb. amboin. 119. 1917
Name verified on: 24-Nov-1986 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 07-Oct-2005
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • areng palm   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • black-fiber palm   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • gomuti palm   (Source: Cornucopia ) – English
  • Malay sago palm   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – English
  • sugar palm   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • sha tang ye zi   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • arengpalm   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Dutch
  • arenpalm   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Dutch
  • gomoetoepalm   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Dutch
  • sagoeweerpalm   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Dutch
  • suikerpalm   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Dutch
  • palmier à sucre   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • palmier areng   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – French
  • palmier condiar   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – French
  • echte Zuckerpalme   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – German
  • Gomuti-Palme   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – German
  • Molukken-Zuckerpalme   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • Sagwire-Palme   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – German
  • Zuckerpalme   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • gomuteira   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • barú   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • bary   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • palma de azúcar   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • sockerpalm   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Indian Subcontinent: India [e.]
    Indo-China: Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia [Malaya]; Philippines

    China: China - Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan
    Malesia: Indonesia
  • also cultivated elsewhere




Check other web resources for Arenga pinnata (Wurmb) Merr.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (27 November 2015)

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