Licuala peltata

COMMON NAME

Swamp Fan Palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

A solitary, moderately sized palm with short trunk, this palm holds 12-15 huge, flat, undivided dark green leaves that can measure over 4 feet across. It has prickly petioles.  Usually, botanists distinguish two varieties of this species, the Licuala peltata var. peltata, with a divided leaf, and the Licuala peltata var. sumawongii, with entire leaf intact.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

India, Assam, Bangladesh, Nicobar and Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia.

NATIVE HABITAT

Humid valleys and ravines.

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

palmpedia.net

merwinconservancy.org

tropical.theferns.info



Licuala peltata