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  Arenga undulatifolia
  Family Name : Arecaceae (Palmae)

  Synonyms : Arenga ambong

  Common Names : Aren Gelora, Jaka

Aren Gelora,Jaka
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Growth Form :
      Palm (Solitary Palm; Cluster Palm)
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Philippines, Borneo and western Indonesia. 
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Arenga undulatifolia is observed to have solitary trunk or densely clustering trunk. It can reach up to 9 m tall. 
      Trunk: The trunk is covered in mat of dark fiber which falls off when it is almost matured. Fallen fiber leaves behind a smooth dark green ringed scar on the trunk.  
      Foliage: The leaves are large (up to 3 m long) with leaflets (45 – 60 cm long) widely spaced. Leaflets are wavy on the margins, dark green above and silvery underneath. The leaf petiole is short and thick. 
      Flowers: The inflorescence emerge from the leaf bases and are usually hidden by foliage. The tiny flower are greenish white. 
      Fruits: Fruits are round (2.5 cm) and matures brown. 
      Habitat :
      Found in limestone forest. 
      Etymology :
      undulatifolia in latin means undulating and foliage, which refers to the wavy margins of the leaflets. 
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Palm Fronds (Pinnate / Feather)
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      4.0 (Palm - Cluster)
  • Non-Foliar & Storage
    • Trunk Type (Palm) :
      Aboveground (Suckering Trunks)

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