Licuala valida

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Licuala (lik-oo-AH-lah)
valida (vahl-EE-dah)
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Balikpapan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia. Photo by Dr. John Dransfield, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Palmweb.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Licuala (lik-oo-AH-lah)
Species:
valida (vahl-EE-dah)
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

Borneo.
Sarawak, Malaysia. Photo by Dr. Ch'ien C. Lee.

Description

Culture

Tropical Moist Forest, Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b

Comments and Curiosities

A rare tropical species from the undergrowth of rainforests in Borneo, that sports a slender solitary trunk, and large circular leaves, deeply split into about 15 wedge-shaped segments, A moderately sized palm, ideal for the smaller tropical garden.


External Links

References

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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