Common Name: Yellow butterfly palm, areca palm, bamboo palm
Seeds Collection period: May-June
Seeds longevity: 6- 12 month
C. lutescens grows 6-12 mt. in height. Multiple stems emerge from the base. The leaves are arched, 2-3 mt. long, and pinnate, with 40-60 pairs of leaflets. It bears panicles of yellow flowers in summer. Offset scan be cut off when mature enough, as a propagation method.
It is grown as an ornamental plant in gardens in tropical and subtropical regions, and elsewhere indoors as a houseplant.
One of several common names, "butterfly palm" refers to the leaves which curve upwards in multiple stems to create a butterfly look.