Ruffled Fan Leaf Palm,
Vanuatau Fan Palm,
Distribution & Habitat:
Lowland rainforest of the Soloman Islands, and Vanuatu
A very attractive, single trunking Licuala, to about 2.5m, with glossy, dark green, entire leaves.
A very popular plant among palm collectors. Likes moist soil, and can stand full sun in the tropics (high humidity), tho requires shade in the sub-tropics.
Figure 1. L. grandis
Figure 2. L. grandis outside the Holiday Inn, Kuching.
Figure 3. L. grandis 's lovely infructescence.
Figure 1. L. grandis split leaf form. Leaves open entire and gradually split.
Contributed by: Chris King (Figure 1) Mike Gray (Figure 2&3) Luke Nancarrow (Figure 4)
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