Licuala corneri

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Licuala (lik-oo-AH-lah)
corneri (kohr-NEHR-ee)
Photo-Malaysia Biological Diversity.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Licuala (lik-oo-AH-lah)
corneri (kohr-NEHR-ee)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Costapalmate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Malaysia. MALAY PENINSULA: Kemaman, Vlu Bendong in Kajang,
Photo-Malaysia Biological Diversity
alt. 500 Ft.; Sungai Nipa.


Palm isolated as it seems, with the stem 0,60-2 m. long, 2-4 m. tall. Petiole 35-100 cm. long, near the base only prickly, in the midst of about 6-8 mm. apex and 4 mm. side. Segments of leaves is nearly equal, about 12-14. cuneatissima, 2-3, rarely 1-4, ribbed, 25-35 cm. long, apex 3-4,5 cm. wide median other wider, apex teeth very short. Spadix compound, 35-80 cm. long, the half a basal branching, wrapped up with a spatula 2-3, on the other side of the terminal branches of the simple, bearing flowers, 3-4 for the most part, to 15 cm. until the long, densely pubescent, divided. SLICE basal bicarinatae a second tubular, points fugaceo Ieprosis brown-roofed, tip withering. Flowers duplicated or sometimes solitary, pedicellati in alabaster fusiform, 5-8 mm. long. Calyx densely hairy 4 mm. long, apex truncate, obscurely 3-denticulate in pedicelliformen base contract. Calyx corolla cupulari twice as long, glabrous. Staminal filaments in the ring 6 apex abruptly contracted divided. fruit prematurely only of sight, elliptic, acute at both ends, about 6 mm. long, 4-5 mm. to the question., albuminali ditch undivided, cylindrical. ( (From the Latin) Ediying by edric.

The collector notes: palm is slender solitary; leaflets dark green above, pale beneath, not glaucous; flowers greenish white; fruit fall orange-red when ripe; perianth green; staminal tube white; ovary pale orange; inflorescence hanging. Though this species falls into the group having simple partial inflorescences, it has no close ally in the Peninsula except the one described here as L. Moyseyi. In the long pedicelliform base of the calyx and its obscurely toothed apex the species may seem to appear very near .to L. Beccariana of New Guinea but that species has been described to have very much longer flowers borne on simple and shorter spadices and belongs to the section DAMMERA. (


Tropical Moist Forest, Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b

Comments and Curiosities

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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).

Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

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