|Synonyms||Areca horrida Griff.|
|Common Names||Mountain Nibong Palm|
|Form||Clustered or solitary palm|
|Native Distribution||Thailand, Borneo, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines|
Oncosperma horridum is a solitary or clustering palm found in our inland nature reserves. It has straight upright stems growing over 20m tall and is covered with long, downward pointing prickles.
The only other similar species is the Nibong, Oncosperma tigillarium. However this congenor is found near water bodies, always clustering, have thinner stems and very droopy leaflets.
Form of the Mountain Nibong Palm.
Its form can be a solitary or clustered palm.
The stems are densely covered with long, sharp prickles.
The leaf shealth.