Licuala pahangensis

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Licuala (lik-oo-AH-lah)
pahangensis (pah-hahn-JEHN-sis)
Photo-Photo-Malaysian Biological Diversity
Scientific Classification
Genus: Licuala (lik-oo-AH-lah)
pahangensis (pah-hahn-JEHN-sis)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Costapalmate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Malaysia. Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia.
Photo-Malaysian Biological Diversity


Petiole 50-100 cm. long, the third part of the basal prickly. Nearly equal segments of the leaves; central 4 - 6 ribbed, 3.5 -5 cm. wide, about 45 cm. long, a little wider, and less deeply the teeth, a little shorter than others, 2-3 ribbed. spadix, petioles about equal in them, or a little shorter, the branches simple, to 15-20 cm. long, above the peak spatula remote. Spatula / E Tubular, fugaceo furfuracere. Flowers solitary pluseriatim disposed around 4-5 rom. long. Calyx membranous, very grooves "specimen, the apex 3 lobes length; & therefore divided sometimes irregularly cleft, base caudiculatus truncated top. Corolla glabrous, calyx by half longer. Staminal ring filaments in the apex arcuate narrowed divided. Ovary glabrous, purse Often two or three fertile. Ripe fruit is unknown. ( (From the Latin) Editing by edric.

Species bearing simple spadix-branches L. pahangensis is readily distinguished by the striate, glabrous calyx which is deeply lobed at the apex and truncate at the base, where it has a small tail-like projection. Otherwise this species may be easily confused with L. peninsularis and L. Ridleyama. (


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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