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commonly known as: areca-nut, betel nut • Bengali: সুপারি supari • Gujarati: ઍરિકૅ ayrike, સોપારી sopari • Hindi: चामरपुष्प chamarpushpa, गुवाक guvak, गूआ OR गुवा guwa, खपुर khapur,पूग pug, पूगी pugi, पुंगी pungi, सुपारी supari, उद्वेग udveg • Kannada: ಅಡಕೆ adake, ಅಡಿಕೆ adike • Konkani: पॉफळ pophala, सुपारी supari • Malayalam: കമുക് kamuk, കവുങ്ങ് kavung • Manipuri: kwa pambi • Marathi: पोफळ pophal OR पोफळी pophali, पूग pug, पूगफल pugaphal, पुगीफल ORपुगीफळ pugiphala, सुपारी supari • Nepalese: सुपारि supari • Sanskrit: अकोटः akoth, चामरपुष्प chamarpushpa, गुवाकः guvakah, खपुर khapur,पूगफल pugaphal, पूगः pugh, पूगी pugi, उद्वेग udveg, वल्कतरुः valktaruh• Tamil: அடைக்காய் atai-k-kay, சகுந்தம் chakuntam, சாமரபுட்பம்chamara-putpam, கமுகு kamuku, கந்தி kanti, கூந்தற்கமுகு kuntar-kamaku,பூகம் pukam, விம்பு vimpu • Telugu: ఘోంట ghonta, ఖపురము khapuramu, క్రముకము kramukamu, పోక poka, పూగముpugamu ;

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Palm Trees of Bangalore – RA – Areca catechu – Betel Nut Palm Tree – Arecanut:  This is the palm which produces to popular betel-nut or supari, which is an essential ingradient of paan.
It is a medium-sized tree growing to 20 m tall, with a trunk 20-30 cm in diameter.
The leaves are 1.5-2 m long, pinnate, with numerous, crowded leaflets. 
It is grown for its economically important seed crop, the Betel nut.
The seed contains alkaloids such as arecaine and arecoline, which when chewed is intoxicating and is also slightly addictive.

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Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: SN Aug 01 :  1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).

Areca catechu cultivated from Shimoga area of Karnataka, Zinger and chilly are grown as intercrop in arecanut plantation.



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This was not an ideal day for photography, for heavy cloudy with occasional downpour. Picked up an immature betel-nut while returning home and clicked a photo in the evening through my window pane!



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Attached are pictures of Areca catechu captured at Konkan, Maharshtra in November 2012 and March 2014.



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1. The tree with raw fruits.
2. Ready to trade
3. Sieve for different sizes.



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Sharing pictures of betel Palm from Colombo, Sri Lanka.


Thanks … A very useful palm.



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Areca catechu, fruits on the tree at Jijamata Udyan, and ripe fruits from the market.


Very beautiful images…



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Arecaceae-Areca catechu variant?180914.RT-2 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).

Is this an Areca catechu variant? The palm looks similar.


It is genuine Areca nut



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TSPDEC2015-21-194:Images of Areca catechu (Arecaceae) : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (7)

It is my pleasure to share few images of Areca catechu (Arecaceae 

Habit: Palm 

Habitat: Cultivated 

Sighting: Chikmagalur and Tumkur, Karnataka, about 1000 msl and 800 msl respectively 

Date: 16-04-2014, 19-05-2014,17-06-2014 and 29-07-2014



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