Licuala fractiflexa

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Licuala (lik-oo-AH-lah)
fractiflexa (frak-tih-FLEKS-ah)
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Photo-Malaysian Biological Diversity
Scientific Classification
Genus: Licuala (lik-oo-AH-lah)
Species:
fractiflexa (frak-tih-FLEKS-ah)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
Asia
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Morphology
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Costapalmate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Malaya.
Sungai Nipah, Terengganu, Malaysia. Oct 2002. from slide. Photo by Dr. Scott Zona.

Description

Culture

Tropical Moist Forest, Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b

Comments and Curiosities

From undergrowth of rainforests in Terengganu on the Malay peninsula comes this magnificent species that was described as recently as 1997. Its very unusual and fairly large, fan shaped leaves have rather few, wide segments, with the largest one in the center and getting consecutively smaller towards the base. The leaf stalks are beautifully orange. A splendid palm for the tropical garden. (RPS.com)


External Links

References

Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

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

Special thanks to Palmweb.org, 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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