Licuala peltata

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Figure 2. L. peltata


Common Names:


Distribution & Habitat:

Native to Thailand where it inhabits humid rainforest.


Medium sized palm which can be solitary or suckering. Fruit is orange at maturity.


Not as widely cultivated or as popular as Licuala peltata var. sumawongii (syn. L. elegans)


Prefers a moist shady position but once established can tolerate dry periods.

Contributed by:

Luke Nancarrow
(Text & Figure 1)

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