Licuala bayana

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Licuala (lik-oo-AH-lah)
bayana (bi-AHN-ah)
Malaysian Biological diversity
Scientific Classification
Genus: Licuala (lik-oo-AH-lah)
bayana (bi-AHN-ah)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Costapalmate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Malaysia. Sarawak Terengganu, Dungun, Jerangau Forest Reserve.

December expedition to eastern Malaysia. Photo by Jeff Marcus of Floribunda Palms


Stemless, clusteing with 2-5 subdominant shoots. Leaves 4-8 per shoot. Petiole 242 cm long, spines ca. 1/2 of petiole; segments 3-7, mid-segment much larger than the rest. Infructescence ca. perpendicular to vertical axis. Young fruits bright pink, large to 2 cm across, globose to ovoid. Note that sometimes all the ovary in a flower developed into fruits. Logged over forest Lowland Dipterocarp forest Very common, especially in swampy areas. ( Editing by edric


Tropical Moist Forest, Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b

Comments and Curiosities

External Links


Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

Special thanks to Geoff Stein, (Palmbob) for his hundreds of photos.

Special thanks to, Dr. John Dransfield, Dr. Bill Baker & team, for their volumes of information and photos.

Glossary of Palm Terms; Based on the glossary in Dransfield, J., N.W. Uhl, C.B. Asmussen-Lange, W.J. Baker, M.M. Harley & C.E. Lewis. 2008. Genera Palmarum - Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. All images copyright of the artists and photographers (see images for credits).
Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

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