Licuala grandis H.Wendl.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Ruffled Fan Palm
Synonym: Pritchardia grandis (Wendl.)W.Bull
Common Name: Vanuatu fan palm, Palas palm
Flowering & Fruiting Period: Throughout the year
Distribution: Native of Pacific Islands
Habitat: Grown as ornamental plant
Uses: Ornamental
Key Characteristics: Solitary palm, up to 4 m in height 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. Ripe fruits cherry red, globose.