Licuala sp., Ruffled Fan palm. Licuala elegans
Licuala elegans

Licuala sp.

Ruffled Fan palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: SE Asia, Pacific
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterOrnamental foliagePalm or palm-like plant

The large genus Licuala includes a great diversity of tropical palms from a wide range of habitats. It is found from southern Asia to the southwest Pacific. Most Licuala species are found in shady lowland rainforests, but light and temperature requirements vary. The genus is known for its fan-shaped leaves that often have attractive splitting patterns. The leaves of many species are shaped like pinwheels, but some have undivided leaves that are round or diamond-shaped. The flowers and fruits are also attractive.


Licuala elegans

Licuala grandis

Licuala mattanensis

Licuala peltata

Licuala spinosa

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