EPPO Global Database

Areca catechu(ARMCA)

Overview
Last modification: 2002-02-02

Basic information
  • EPPO code: ARMCA
  • Preferred name: Areca catechu
  • Authority: Linnaeus

Notes

Southeast Asia, but now cultivated throughout tropical Asia, Pacific and East Africa.  Grown for its nuts, which are chewed with betel.


Common names
Name Language
Betelnußpalme German
Betelpalme German
Katechupalme German
areca-nut palm English
betel-nut palm English
areca Spanish
palmera de betel Spanish
palmera de nuez de betel Spanish
arec cachou French
aréquier French
noyer d'arec French
areca Italian
avellana d'India Italian
palma catechu Italian
areekpalm Dutch
arekanootboom Dutch
palmeira-de-betel Portuguese
бетелевая пальма Russian
betelpalm Swedish