Batavia, Dutch East Indies, early 19th century silver betel box and set, comprising the box, a pair of betel shears (kacip), a leaf holder, and three spherical, lidded betel containers with gilded repoussed silver tops.
Areca Catechu | Areca catechu Areca catechu is the areca palm or areca nut palm betel palm, Filipino: bunga, Indonesia/Malay: pinang, Malayalam: അടക്ക adakka, Kannada: ಅಡಿಕೆ Adike), ( in Tamil "kamuhu" in Sinhala "Puwak" ) a species of palm which grows in much of the tropical Pacific, Asia, and parts of east Africa. The palm is believed to have originated in the Philippines. but is widespread in cultivation
Areca Nut. The Areca nut is the seed of the Areca palm, which grows in much of the tropical Pacific, Asia, and parts of east Africa. It is commonly referred to as "betel nut" as it is often chewed wrapped in betel leaves.