Licuala tenuissima

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Licuala (lik-oo-AH-lah) tenuissima
Photo-Malaysian Biological Diversity
Scientific Classification
Genus: Licuala (lik-oo-AH-lah)
Species: tenuissima
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Palmate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Peninsular Malaysia Terengganu, Setiu, Ulu Setiu F.R.,
Thailand. Photo by Chalermchart Soorangura
Setiu River.


Acaulescent, solitary palas, 7 to 10 leaves to crown; petiole to about 1.5 m long; frond orbicular, diameter about 50 to 70 cm across; 9 to 18 leaflets. Inflorescence about 60 cm long with white flowers. Maturing fruits globose and with coarse surface. Logged over lowland forest Common undergrowth palm on flat areas near the river. ( 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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