Genera – Areca, Caryota, Oncosperma

Name Areca catechu
Family Arecaceae
Common names Puwak පුවක්
Origin Introduced
Habit Small tree
Climatic zone Cultivated, Wet
NCS
IUCN
Comment Nut is used with betel chewing
Reference

22-01-1p

Name Caryota urens
Family Arecaceae
Common names Kitul කිතුල්
Origin Native
Habit Small tree
Climatic zone Rain forest, lower montane, int subcanopy
NCS
IUCN Least concern
Comment
Reference

22-04-2

Name Oncosperma fasciculatum
Family Arecaceae
Common names Katukitul, කටුකිතුල්
Origin Endemic
Habit Small tree
Climatic zone RF
NCS
IUCN
Comment Thorns on the trunk
Reference

22-14-1p

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