Livistona tothur Dowe & Barfod
Saribus tothur is a solitary-stemmed evergreen palm with an unbranched trunk up to 20 metres tall and 15 - 20cm in diameter; this is topped by a globose crown of 24 - 40, fan-shaped leaves with petioles around 150 - 200cm long and leaf blades around 150cm wide[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a salt substitute and source of materials.
Saribus tothur is classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2009)[
Australasia - northern central New Guinea
Rainforests on ridges, limestone and metamorphic rocks; at elevations from 400 - 600 metres[
|Conservation Status||Near Threatened
Salt is obtained from the ash of burned petioles[
Roofs and umbrellas are made from the leaves[
Bows are made from the split trunk[
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