Licuala mustapana

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Licuala (lik-oo-AH-lah)
mustapana (muhs-tah-PAHN-ah)
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Photo-Malaysian Biological Diversity
Scientific Classification
Genus: Licuala (lik-oo-AH-lah)
Species:
mustapana (muhs-tah-PAHN-ah)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
Asia
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Costapalmate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Malaya. Lowland dipterocarp forest, on hilly terrain. Collection: Peninsular
Photo-Malaysian Biological Diversity
Malaysia Terengganu, Hulu Terengganu, Ulu Terengganu (Extension) F.R., Sekayu

Description

Solitary palm, stem to 1.5 m tall. 14 leaves to the crown; petiole 90 cm long, 6 segments, mid-segment bifid. Leaf surface dull. Inflorescence 30 cm long. Young fruits pale green tinged orange. Palm traps litter. (jstor.org) Editing by edric.

Culture

Tropical Moist Forest, Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b

Comments and Curiosities

A dwarf palm from rainforest in Terengganu on the Malay peninsula with unusual, circular leaves that hold only six wide segments in a circular leaf. (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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