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Genus :

LIVISTONA

Family :

ARECACEAE

Description


Tall palms, trunk solitary, annulate. Leaves 10-60, palmate or costapalmate, usually crowned, leaf-sheaths open, often fibrous, fibres reddish-brown, petiole margins spiny, hastula present, blades green, waxy, or dull-green, divided to almost half their length, or almost to base into many segments, these again split and sometimes pendulous at apices. Inflorescence of spadix, infrafoliar, bracts sheathing. Flowers minute, bisexual, loosely panicled on spadix, sepals 3, petals 3. Stamens 6, filaments connate at base. Carpels 3, ovary 3-locular. Fruit a drupe, oblong-ellipsoid. Seeds erect.

Key to the species

Serial Key Reference
1a. Leaf-blades divided very deeply, c halfway 2-partite L. chinensis
1b. Leaf-blades divided very shortly, apically 2-toothed L. speciosa