Licuala tenuissima

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

Habitat and Distribution

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

Description

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. (jstor.org) Editing by edric.

Culture

Tropical Moist Forest, Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b

Comments and Curiosities


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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