Licuala kunstleri

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Figure 1. L. kunstleri


Distribution & Habitat:

Rainforest on the Malay Peninsula.


A small, usually solitary, fan palm with a short trunk. The leaves have very long petioles with broad leaflets, with the central one usually being the widest. It has a short, closely packed, upright inflorescence with bright red fruit.


Warm, sheltered and moist. Tropical in its requirements.

Contributed by:

Luke Nancarrow (Figure 1)

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