Elegant palm. This understory palm has very large, nearly completely circular, pleated, deep green leaves on long, dainty petioles that are so geometric in shape, they barely look real. This is the magnificent and much desired, entire-leaved variety of Licuala peltata, one of the most beautiful species. It is a moderately sized palm with usually only a short trunk, and its crown holds as many as 15 huge, flat, undivided fan leaves up to 7 ft in diameter! Native of Thailand and Malaysia, this species is much more tolerant of cool conditions than nearly any other Licuala and it will thrive in subtropical and tropical conditions and possibly even in protected spots in some frost-free, warm temperate climes, of course always out of the wind. This collectible palm is one of the most ornamental and prized.