Licuala ferruginea

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Figure 1. L. ferruginea leaf detail.


Distribution & Habitat:

Endemic to lowland rainforests on the Malay peninsula.


A small understory palm with deeply divided, circular fan leaves that have up to 12 segments. It has a short inflorescence that is covered in rust-colored hairs and has bright pink flowers.


Warm, sheltered and moist.

Contributed by:

Clayton York,
'Utopia Palms & Cycads (Figure 1)

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