Livistona chinensis

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Figure 1. L. chinensis inflorescence


Common Names:

Chinese Fan Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Open forest on Japan, Taiwan, and the Ryukyu Islands.


An attractive, solitary, fan palm to about 10 m with distinctive drooping tips to its leaves. It gets large bunches of blue fruit.


One of the most common palms seen in south-east Queensland.


Preferably a sunny, moist position, but its a tough, easy to grow palm, tolerant of a wide range of conditions.

Figure 2. L. chinensis
Figure 3. L. chinensis leaf close-up

Contributed by:

Ian Edwards (Figure 1)
Mike Gray (Figure 2&3)

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