Licuala ferruginea

From Palmpedia - Palm Grower's Guide
Jump to: navigation, search
Licuala (lik-oo-AH-lah)
ferruginea (fehr-roo-jihn-EH-ah)
6375990373 9d25c144de o.jpg
Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Photo by Ahmad Fuad Morad
Scientific Classification
Genus: Licuala (lik-oo-AH-lah)
ferruginea (fehr-roo-jihn-EH-ah)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Costapalmate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan, and Malaysia. Endemic to lowland
Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Photo by Ahmad Fuad Morad
rainforests on the Malay peninsula.


A small understory palm with deeply divided, circular fan leaves that have up to 12 segments. It has a short inflorescence that is covered in rust-colored hairs and has bright pink flowers. Editing by edric.


Tropical Moist Forest, Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b

Comments and Curiosities

Often confused with L. spinosa, but has much smaller thorns.

External Links


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.

Back to Palm Encyclopedia

Retrieved from ""