Arenga caudata (Lour.) H.E.Moore

Tailed Arenga

Dense clustering palm with thin cane-like fibrous stems to 2 m tall. Leaves spreading to arching. Leaflets wedge-shaped, widely spaced, 4-10 on each side, 2-10 cm wide, green above, silvery beneath. Fruit about 2 cm long, ovoid, red.


A very attractive small palm with appealing foliage. An excellent container plant with scope for wider planting.

Dense clustering habit; very slender, cane-like fibrous stems; widely spaced wedge-shaped leaflets that are silvery beneath.

NSW: Sydney (Royal Botanic Garden Sydney).

Source: Jones, D; Spencer, R. (2005). Arecaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Arecales
family       Arecaceae
genus        Arenga Labill.