Licuala amplifrons Miq.
Licuala aurantiaca Hodel
Licuala oxleyi H.Wendl.
Licuala paniculata Ridl.
Licuala spinosa brevidens Becc.
Photograph by: P. Wilkin
Image credit to Palmweb
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[
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[
E. Asia - Andaman Islands, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Forests in lowlands and mountains in Malaysia[
]. 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[
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The young leaf-blades are sometimes used to wrap food such as gelatinous rice[
The wood from the stems is used[
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