Licuala grandis (hort. ex W. Bull) H. Wendl.

Etymology Genus After the Moluccan common name of Licuala rumphii
Species Large, spectacular; probably referring to the leaves
Family Arecaceae
Synonyms -
Common Names Ruffled Fan Palm
Status Exotic: Cultivated Only
Form Single-stem palm
Native Distribution Vanuatu


Licuala grandis is a short single-stem palm normally about 2-3m. The distinguishing features are the short habit and, in comparison, the large fan-shaped leaves.

Interesting Facts:

The Ruffled Fan Palm is very commonly planted in housing estates and parks.

The Ruffled Fan Palm is a short palm with large fan leaves.

The fruits ripen to red and have a long arching stalk.

The leaves are fan-shaped.

Petioles are covered with spines.



Author: Jake
Posted: 2013-07-22 / Modified: 2017-12-25