Distribution: 2 species in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands
LPG Area: Australian Place
A.k.a.: Pinang penawar, Pinang mawar
Growing comments: This is a great palm, especially when planted in groups, preferably of 8-10 individuals or more. It's a slender palm, so the fronds are not very heavy and will not cause damage when they fall off. Likes full sun and plenty of rain. It's an 8.0 on a 1-10 scale and will add about 4 ft. of trunk each year under optimal conditions.
Comments: A. calapparia is widely planted in S.E. Asia, the main reason for its cultivation is often for use as a magic or medicinal plant. The variety of uses of A. poamau have scarce documentation.