Licuala spinosa

COMMON NAME

Mangrove Fan Palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

Licuala spinosa is a densely clumping palm of medium height, with slender stems and heads of circular, divided fan leaves. It is common in cultivation and may reach 9-12 ft height. Known as the spiny Licuala because the leafstalk are savagely armed with many tiny, pointed spines.  This differs markedly from the typical Licualas, in that it prefers full sun. It is also like lots of water, and is usually very happy in poorly drained areas

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

E. Asia - China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia

NATIVE HABITAT

Wet coastal areas and river banks

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

pacsoa.org

tropical.theferns.info

llifle.com



Licuala spinosa