Arenga pinnata, commonly called suger palm is a palm used to make sugar which is called gur in india, and gula aren in indonesian. The sugar can then be turned into vinegar and wine. The fruits are edible and widely consumed in the phillipenes and indonesia, they can also be used as bio fuel.The fibrous bark is used to make temple roofs, rope, brooms, and water filters. According to a sudanese legend the spirit known as Wewe Gombel dwells in the Arenga pinnata palm, where she keeps the children she abducted.
Arenga pinnata (syn. Arenga saccharifera) is an economically important feather palm native to tropical Asia, from eastern India east to Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines in the east. Common names include Sugar Palm, Arenga Palm, Areng palm, Black-fiber palm, Gomuti Palm, Aren, Enau, Irok, and Kaong.
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