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Useful Tropical Plants

Licuala paludosa

Griff.

Arecaceae

+ Synonyms

Licuala amplifrons Miq.

Licuala aurantiaca Hodel

Licuala oxleyi H.Wendl.

Licuala paniculata Ridl.

Licuala spinosa brevidens Becc.

Common Name:

Licuala paludosa
Leaves
Photograph by: P. Wilkin
Image credit to Palmweb

General Information

Licuala paludosa is an evergreen palm producing a tight cluster of unbranched stems up to 7 metres tall and 5cm in diameter. Each stem is topped by a crown of 9 - 10 fan-shaped leaves each 100 - 150cm wide on petioles 100 - 250cm long[
334
Title
Flora of Peninsula Malaysia
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Author
 
Website
http://www.tfbc.frim.gov.my
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
In the process of being assembled (15/07/09), it is currently a series of check sheets giving species name, brief description, habitat and high quality photos of the plants.
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1024
Title
A revision of Licuala (Arecaceae, Coryphoideae) in Borneo
Publication
Kew Bulletin 67 No. 4:pp 577 - 654
Author
Saw L.G.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Richmond
Year
2012
ISBN
0075-5974
Description
A detailed treatment of 46 species of the genus Licuala that can be found in Borneo - it gives plant uses where known. The author's personal copy can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use of its leaves.
The conversion of large areas of peat swamp forests in Borneo is a great threat to this species. The process is still continuing. Based on current records, its area of occupancy is less than 50 km2. The species can be considered Endangered[
1024
Title
A revision of Licuala (Arecaceae, Coryphoideae) in Borneo
Publication
Kew Bulletin 67 No. 4:pp 577 - 654
Author
Saw L.G.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Richmond
Year
2012
ISBN
0075-5974
Description
A detailed treatment of 46 species of the genus Licuala that can be found in Borneo - it gives plant uses where known. The author's personal copy can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1024
Title
A revision of Licuala (Arecaceae, Coryphoideae) in Borneo
Publication
Kew Bulletin 67 No. 4:pp 577 - 654
Author
Saw L.G.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Richmond
Year
2012
ISBN
0075-5974
Description
A detailed treatment of 46 species of the genus Licuala that can be found in Borneo - it gives plant uses where known. The author's personal copy can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

E. Asia - Andaman Islands, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Forests in lowlands and mountains in Malaysia[
334
Title
Flora of Peninsula Malaysia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tfbc.frim.gov.my
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
In the process of being assembled (15/07/09), it is currently a series of check sheets giving species name, brief description, habitat and high quality photos of the plants.
]. Found mainly in swamp forests, particularly peat swamp forest, it is also recorded in lowland and kerangas forests in Borneo; at elevations from sea level to around 900 metres[
1024
Title
A revision of Licuala (Arecaceae, Coryphoideae) in Borneo
Publication
Kew Bulletin 67 No. 4:pp 577 - 654
Author
Saw L.G.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Richmond
Year
2012
ISBN
0075-5974
Description
A detailed treatment of 46 species of the genus Licuala that can be found in Borneo - it gives plant uses where known. The author's personal copy can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusEndangered
Other Uses Rating *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height4.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The young leaf-blades are sometimes used to wrap food such as gelatinous rice[
1024
Title
A revision of Licuala (Arecaceae, Coryphoideae) in Borneo
Publication
Kew Bulletin 67 No. 4:pp 577 - 654
Author
Saw L.G.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Richmond
Year
2012
ISBN
0075-5974
Description
A detailed treatment of 46 species of the genus Licuala that can be found in Borneo - it gives plant uses where known. The author's personal copy can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

The wood from the stems is used[
701
Title
Asean Tropical Plant Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://211.114.21.20/tropicalplant/index.jsp
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Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details, with photos, of many of the plants growing in the tropical forests of southeast Asia. Gives some details of plant uses along with a description of the plant and its range.
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Propagation

Seed -
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