| Metroxylon sagu|
Metroxylon sagu is a species of palm in the genus Metroxylon, native to tropical southeastern Asia in Indonesia (western New Guinea, and the Moluccas), Papua New Guinea, Malaysia (both Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak) and possibly also the Philippines (though maybe introduced there).
Cultivation and usesEdit
- Main article: Sago
It is of commercial importance as the main source of sago, a starch used in cooking for puddings, noodles, breads, and as a thickener.