subfamilyArecaceae subfam. Arecoideae
Palms Madagascar 212. 1995.
Common names: Areca palm butterfly palm
Basionym: Chrysalidocarpus lutescens H. Wendland Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 36: 117. 1878
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.
Leaves 2–2.5 m; segments 60–70 cm, strongly ascending. Fruits yellow, ellipsoid, 2.0–2.5 cm; yellow; apex acute; stigmatic scar basal. 2n = 32.
Phenology: Flowering spring-- through summer.
Habitat: Moist organic soil over limestone in mesic hammocks and disturbed wooded areas
Elevation: 0–10 m
Introduced; Fla., native, Africa (native to Madagascar).
This species is a commonly cultivated ornamental palm in Florida, where it has escaped and sporadically naturalized in Dade County.
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