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Useful Tropical Plants

Saribus tothur

(Dowe & Barfod) Bacon & W.J.Baker

Arecaceae

+ Synonyms

Livistona tothur Dowe & Barfod

Common Name:

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General Information

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[
1970
Title
A Taxonomic Account of Livistona R.Br. (Arecaceae)
Publication
A Taxonomic Account of Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 60(2): 185-344. 2009
Author
Dowe J.L.
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, detailed work, though it is a shame it does not include information on traditional and other uses.
].
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)[
1970
Title
A Taxonomic Account of Livistona R.Br. (Arecaceae)
Publication
A Taxonomic Account of Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 60(2): 185-344. 2009
Author
Dowe J.L.
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, detailed work, though it is a shame it does not include information on traditional and other uses.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1970
Title
A Taxonomic Account of Livistona R.Br. (Arecaceae)
Publication
A Taxonomic Account of Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 60(2): 185-344. 2009
Author
Dowe J.L.
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, detailed work, though it is a shame it does not include information on traditional and other uses.

Range

Australasia - northern central New Guinea

Habitat

Rainforests on ridges, limestone and metamorphic rocks; at elevations from 400 - 600 metres[
1970
Title
A Taxonomic Account of Livistona R.Br. (Arecaceae)
Publication
A Taxonomic Account of Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 60(2): 185-344. 2009
Author
Dowe J.L.
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, detailed work, though it is a shame it does not include information on traditional and other uses.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusNear Threatened
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Salt is obtained from the ash of burned petioles[
1970
Title
A Taxonomic Account of Livistona R.Br. (Arecaceae)
Publication
A Taxonomic Account of Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 60(2): 185-344. 2009
Author
Dowe J.L.
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, detailed work, though it is a shame it does not include information on traditional and other uses.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

Roofs and umbrellas are made from the leaves[
1970
Title
A Taxonomic Account of Livistona R.Br. (Arecaceae)
Publication
A Taxonomic Account of Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 60(2): 185-344. 2009
Author
Dowe J.L.
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, detailed work, though it is a shame it does not include information on traditional and other uses.
].

Bows are made from the split trunk[
1970
Title
A Taxonomic Account of Livistona R.Br. (Arecaceae)
Publication
A Taxonomic Account of Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 60(2): 185-344. 2009
Author
Dowe J.L.
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, detailed work, though it is a shame it does not include information on traditional and other uses.
],

Propagation

Seed -
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