Licuala grandis H.Wendl.
|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|
|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.|