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Useful Tropical Plants

Licuala bracteata

Gagnep.

Arecaceae

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General Information

Licuala bracteata is an evergreen palm producing a cluster of stems up to 4 metres tall and 5cm in diameter. Each stem is topped by a crowm of fan-shaped leaves with petioles up to 130cm long and leaf blades up to 90cm wide. The erect inclorescence is about 100cm long[
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
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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

Range

Southeast Asia - southern Vietnam

Habitat

An understorey palm, growing in lowland rain forest; at elevations from 400 - 900 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 Tree
Height4.00 m
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



A monoecious 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 leaves to make hats[
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
].

The stems are used to make tool handles[
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
].

Propagation

Seed -
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