Friday, March 4, 2011

taxonomy of Areca catechu | Scientific classification |Common names

Scientific classification of Areca catechu
Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Areca
Species: A. catechu
Binomial name:-Areca catechu

Common names
English :- Areca Nut Palm
Gujrati . Hopari, Sopari;
Hindi. Supiyari

The seed is mainly used as a masticatory together with betel leaf.
The seed contains tannic acid, fat and arecidine, gnvacine and arecolodine.

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