Friday, July 6, 2012

Trees: Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrillii, Manila Palm, Christmas palm

July 11, 2012.

In the interest of accuracy, we now change the name of this palm plant from Areca catechu to Adonidia merrillii (synonym: Veitchia merrillii).

This palm was formerly identified as areca catechu, or betel palm.

Tree Adonidia merrillii (synonym: Veitchia merrillii)
Common namesManila Palm, Christmas palm
Location Clarkfield, Pampanga
PhotographerDr. Ernesto P. Adorio
CameraOlympus VG-110, July 5, 2012.
AcknowledgmentsRomana de los Reyes with Ella Bernales Jacildo(identification)

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