Adonidia merrillii (Becc.) Becc., Philipp. J. Sci. 14: 329 1919. (syn: Actinorhytis calapparia Vidal; Normanbya merrillii Becc.; Veitchia merrillii (Becc.) H.E.Moore);

by Alka Khare (Id/ validation by Rajan Karnik & Andrew Henderson), Rashida Atthar (Id by Satish Pardeshi), Aarti S Khale & Surajit Koley (id by Pudji widodo & Promila Chaturvedi) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details,
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Manila palm, Merrill Palm;

Coastal areas of Coron, Palawan Island.

Native: Philippines
A palm tree occurring in open forest on steep limestone slopes in coastal areas.  
The species is protected by its inaccessible location. The supply of plants and seeds in the nursery trade appear to be abundant.
Citation: Johnson, D. 1998. Adonidia merrillii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <>. Downloaded on 25 August 2014.





Attached are pictures of Adonidia merrillii captured at Hiranandani Powai, Heritage Gardens in January 2013.
Requested to please validate the ID.

very nice pictures of Adonidia merrillii (chrismus palm).




Seen at Hiranandani Gardens, Powai during Tree Appreciation Walk in Feb,2014.





IBG today : Arecaceae : unknown03 :  10 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (8).

Can be Roystonea regia..

I think yes. Nice photographs 

To me, it looks like Adonidia

I agree with … It is adonidia merrillii or Christmas Palm or Manila Palm.

Thank you …

Requesting to please provide ID of the palm captured at Hiranandani Powai, Lakeview in February 2013.

Veitchia merrillii 

I think this is Adonidia merrillii



SK730 16 SEP-2017:ID : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

Location: Kolkata, India
Date: 8 September 2017
Elevation : 25 ft.

Pl. check comparative images at Aracaceae:

Ornamental Palm For ID : Mumbai : 240418 : AK-6 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Palm seen in a cultivated garden in Mumbai.

Kindly help in Species id.

May be Carpentaria acuminata  

Thanks for the suggested id..
Another Palm I had seen at the same garden was Adonidia merrillii
I am getting confused with the id.


SK1762 27 Jan 2019 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)- 2 mb each. 
Location : Marina Bay Garden , Singapore
Date : 18 October 2012

Elevation : 25 m.

Habit : Cultivated

Attachments (1)- 3 mb. 

Pl. check comparative images at 

Yes, appears close. 



SK 2438 07 February 2020 : 5 posts by 2 authors. 3 images- 6 to 7 mb each.

Location :  Koh Chang, Thailand
Date: 08 December 2019
Elevation : MSL
Habitat : Cultivated
Adonidia merrillii (Becc.) Becc.??


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