Licuala moyseyi

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Licuala (lik-oo-AH-lah)
moyseyi (MOY-seh)
Photo-Malaysia Biological Diversity
Scientific Classification
Genus: Licuala (lik-oo-AH-lah)
moyseyi (MOY-seh)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Solitary & acaulescent.
Leaf type: Costapalmate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia; Terengganu, Gunong, and Padang. MALAY PENINSULA:
Photo-Malaysia Biological Diversity
Elev. circa 1300 m. (Kiah et Moysey, 31840).


Petiole slender, unarmed, 75-9Q cm. long, at base about 4 mm. side, the apex, a little 'more limited. Segments 8-10 5-10 mm leaves teeth. high; wide median, Costate 10-14, 22-25 cm. long, 10-15 cm tip. wide; other narrower, smaller, 3-4, 2-5 ribbed rarely; basal or the smallest, apex oblique erosa. Spadices 60-75 cm. long; not in the part of the basal branched, 35-40 cm. long, 2-3 sabers involved; in the other branches, each bearing a part in the 3-4, simple, brown bran divided. Spath, the tubular furfurac transient dark, dark biangulatus higher, is not puffed up, is to 6 mm. thick, jungle indirectly; noticeably lower than biangulata. Flowers protuberances prominent, and, mounted on, 1-3 mass, 3-4 mm. long, davate. Calyx transient dark furfuraceus, noticeably 3- lobed, globose apex in the box, and, toward the base pedicelliformiter the contract. Toyota Corolla seemed so young, no pubescent. Staminal filaments are equal in the ring suhulata abruptly disconnected. Ovary smooth. Editing by edric.

This species may easily be confused with L. Corneri, for both have simple, unbranched partial inflorescences and they are the only species in the peninsula having a long pedicelliform base to the calyx. However L. Moyseyi can be distinguished from L. Corneri by its thornless petiole; unequal leaf-segments, the median being 2-3 times broader than the others; furfuraceous, not hairy spikelets; smaller, almost tubercular flower-pedicels; flower-glomerules consisting frequently of 3 flowers; smaller, not hairy, and distinctly 3-lobes calyx: The flowers present in the specimen are not fully developed, the reason why the description of the petals is so meagre. One fully developed calyx was found on a spadix from which all fruits had fallen off; this calyx is represented in the drawing to show the depth of the calyx lobes.


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, edric.

Special thanks to, Dr. John Dransfield, Dr. Bill Baker & team, for their volumes of information and photos, edric.

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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