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Genus :

Licuala

Family :

ARECACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Low, rarely tall, monoecious or rarely dioecious palms, stems solitary or clustered, sometimes subterranean. Leaves palmate, plicate, deeply partite, leafsheaths 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 bisexual,  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.