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  Licuala grandis
 
  Family: ARECACEAE/PALMAE
  Citation:  Licuala grandis Wendl., Ill. Hort. 27: t. 412. 1880. Pritchardia grandis (Wendl.) W.Bull, Gard. Chron. n.s. 1: 415. 1874.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Ruffled Fan palm
  Description: Solitary palm, up to 4 m in height and to 12 cm in diameter with persistent leaf bases just below the crown. Leaves palmate, dark green, ascending and spreading in all directions; petiole slender, leaf circular in appearance, but really more wide than long, not divided, stiff, plaited, margins shallowly lobed. Inflorescence is interfoliar, arching outward from the axis, 100-120 cm long. Ripe fruits cherry red, globose, 1.5 cm in diameter.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as ornamental plant
  Distribution: Native of Pacific Islands
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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