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Genus :

LICUALA

Family :

ARECACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Low, rarely tall. Stems solitary or clustered, sometimes subterranean. Leaves palmate, plicate, deeply partite, leaf-sheaths open and fibrous, petioles normally spiny along margins, hastula present, blades split to base into several segments, apices of segments truncate, shallowly to deeply lobed. Inflorescence a spadix, infrafoliar, partly covered with rachis bracts. Flowers hermaphrodite,  calyx cupular or tubular, corolla 3-parted, stamens 6, adnate to corolla-tube, carpels 3, ovules in each carpel solitary. Fruit a drupe, 1-seeded. Seeds erect, embryo dorsal.

Key to the species

Serial Key Reference
1a. Leaf-blade peltately fan-shaped; flowers 1.2-2.2 cm long L. peltata
1b. Leaf-blade deeply divided, flowers less than 1 cm long L. spinosa