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Useful Tropical Plants

Lanonia centralis

(A.J.Hend., N.K.Ban & N.Q.Dung) A.J.Hend. & C.D.Bacon

Arecaceae

+ Synonyms

Licuala centralis A.J.Hend., N.K.Ban & N.Q.Dung

Common Name:

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General Information

Lanonia centralis is an evergreen palm producing a cluster of erect stems up to 5 metres tall and 2 - 4cm in diameter. Each stem is tpped by a crown of 8 - 13 large leaves with petioles up to 130cm long and a leaf blade up to 100cm wide. The erect inflorescences are around 70cm tall[
1969
Title
Lanonia (Arecaceae: Palmae), a New Genus from Asia, with a Revision of the Species
Publication
Systematic Botany (2011), 36(4): pp. 883-895
Author
Henderson A.J. & Bacon C.D.
Website
http://1Ó.16OO/O36364411X6O4'JO3
Publisher
 
Year
2011
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The leaves are harvested in quantity from the wild and widely used in Vietnam to make the traditional woven hats known as 'la non'[
1968
Title
Palms of Southern Asia
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.
Publisher
Princeton University Press, New York
Year
2009
ISBN
978-0-691-13449-9
Description
An excellent concise guide
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1969
Title
Lanonia (Arecaceae: Palmae), a New Genus from Asia, with a Revision of the Species
Publication
Systematic Botany (2011), 36(4): pp. 883-895
Author
Henderson A.J. & Bacon C.D.
Website
http://1Ó.16OO/O36364411X6O4'JO3
Publisher
 
Year
2011
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

Southeast Asia - central Laos to central and southern Vietnam

Habitat

Lowland, broad-leaved, evergreen, closed rain forest, growing on steep slopes on shale, sandstone, or limestone rocks, and persisting in secondary forest, often occurring in great abundance; at elevations up to 1,150 metres[
1968
Title
Palms of Southern Asia
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.
Publisher
Princeton University Press, New York
Year
2009
ISBN
978-0-691-13449-9
Description
An excellent concise guide
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height5.00 m
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
1968
Title
Palms of Southern Asia
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.
Publisher
Princeton University Press, New York
Year
2009
ISBN
978-0-691-13449-9
Description
An excellent concise guide
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The young, unexpanded leaves are collected locally and sold in markets. They are widely used in the manufacture of the typical, conical hats worn throughout Vietnam[
1969
Title
Lanonia (Arecaceae: Palmae), a New Genus from Asia, with a Revision of the Species
Publication
Systematic Botany (2011), 36(4): pp. 883-895
Author
Henderson A.J. & Bacon C.D.
Website
http://1Ó.16OO/O36364411X6O4'JO3
Publisher
 
Year
2011
ISBN
 
Description
 
].oa

Propagation

Seed -
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