Licuala peekelii

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Licuala (lik-oo-AH-lah)
peekelii (pee-kehl'-ee)
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French Guiana. Photo by Photo by Pierre-Olivier ALBANO.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Licuala (lik-oo-AH-lah)
peekelii (pee-kehl'-ee)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Costapalmate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Bismarck Archipelago (Papua New Guinea) Rainforests.
Photo by Ryan D. Gallivan, Searle Brothers Nursery, FL



Tropical Moist Forest, Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b

Comments and Curiosities

A little-known, mid-sized species from rainforests on the Bismarck Archipelago (Papua New Guinea) that grows a solitary stem and a spreading crown of circular leaves with few, wide segments. Great for the understory in the tropical garden. (

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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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