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

 

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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