Licuala grandis

COMMON NAME

Ruffled Fan Palm, Vanuatu Fan Palm or Palas Palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

Ruffled fan palm is perhaps one of the most interesting and elegant of all small palms. Its glossy, pleated, fan-like fronds are fantastic as are its drooping cluster of red fruits that mature late in the season.  Slow growing with a trunk height at maturity of 6 to 9 ft.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Solomon and Vanuatu Islands (New Guinea), in the SE Asian Pacific.

NATIVE HABITAT

Lowland rainforest where it occurs in the undergrowth

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

llifle.com

pacsoa.org



Licuala grandis