Livistona saribus

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Figure 1. L. saribus at the Darwin Botanic Gardens

Contents

Synonymy:

L. cochinchinensis

Common Names:

Taraw Palm
Serdang

Distribution & Habitat:

An emergent palm of the tropical rainforest, widely spread throughout southeast Asia.

Description:

A tall fan palm (to about 25m), with red/orange, heavily armed petioles. It has large clusters of bright blue fruit.

Culture:

Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Quite cold tolerant when older.


Figure 2. L. saribus crown detail
Figure 3. L. saribus leaf detail
Kew Gardens.Princess of Wales conservatory,
Figure 5. Close-up of the armed petiole.


Contributed by:

Jeff Nugent, Permaculture Plants (Figures 1,2&3)
Neil King (Figures 4&5)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums, PalmTalk