Veitchia merrillii (Becc.) H.E. Moore = Adonidia merrillii (Becc.) Becc. Manila palm ; Christmas palm   Arecaceae

A palm native to the Philippines is now widely planted in other tropical areas.  It produces large clusters of bright red fruits about 1 and 1/4 inches (4 cm.) which ripen around Christmas time in the New World. Its brown seed is marked by a network of light grooves.