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  Licuala spinosa
 
  Family: ARECACEAE/PALMAE
  Citation:  Licuala spinosa Wurmb, Verh. Batav. Genootsch. Kunsten 2: 474. 1780.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Mangrove Fan Palm
  Description: Clustering palms; stem upright to 4 m tall and 8-10 cm in diam., with remnant fibers from leaf sheaths. Leaves costapalmate, with a stiff blade, divided into wedge-shaped, multi-ribbed segments, and forming a circle about 1 m across. Leaf surfaces, shiny green; leaftips, truncate and toothed; petiole is armed throughout its length with teeth along the margins. Inflorescences 1-2.5 m long, branched to two orders in long drooping spikes. Flowers are small, white and bisexual. Fruits are 1-1.5 cm, spherical, and red when ripe; seed small and round.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of South East Asia
  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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