Livistona surru Dowe & Barfod
Saribus surru is a single-stemmed, evergreen palm with an unbranched stem up to 20 metres tall and 18 - 25cm in diameter; this is topped by a globose crown of 17 - 29 lfan-shaped eaves with petioles 140 - 180cm long and leaf blades up to 224cm long[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials.
Saribus surru is classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2009)[
Australasia - northern New Guinea
Rainforest and swampforest; at elevations from 10 - 1,300 metres[
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The plant can flower and produce fruit all year round[
The leaves are used for roof thatch and umbrellas[
The fibres around the leaf sheaths are used for making brooms and sago strainers[
The outer section of the stem is very hard and is used for making axe handles and house frames[
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