Licuala mattanensis

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Figure 1. L. mattanensis at Semangoh Nature Reserve, Kuching, Sarawak.

Contents

Habitat:

Borneo rainforest.

Description:

A small to medium sized Licuala with light green leaves.

General:

Not commonly seen in cultivation, however its variety 'Mapu' is very, very popular with collectors due to the spectacular mottling of its leaves.

Culture:

Warm, sheltered, and moist position. Tropical conditions preferred, and slow growing.



Contributed by:

Mike Gray (Text & Figure 1).

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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