Licuala sp. 'Wilailak'

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Licuala (lik-oo-AH-lah) sp. 'Wilailak'
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Searle Brothers Nursery FL. Photo by Ryan D. Gallivan
Scientific Classification
Genus: Licuala (lik-oo-AH-lah)
Species: sp. 'Wilailak'
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Palmate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Searle Brothers Nursery FL. "A palm that has continued to be a bit of a mystery. We still don't know more about it, beyond its origin story. Its upright growth, extended petioles and large leaves sets it apart from known species, except for a few similarities with Licuala peltata var. sumawongii. This palm, along with other specimens of the same batch, have flowered and set seed. The inflorescences, flowers and seed are identical to those of L. peltata var. sumawongii. The leaves are quite large and match the size of the aforementioned variety. If you were to glue the segments together it would look very similar to those solid Sumawongii leaves." Photo by Ryan D. Gallivan



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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).

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