Livistona chinensis (Jacq.) R.Br. ex Mart.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Chinese Fan Palm
Synonym: Latania chinensis Jacq.
Common Name: Chinese Fountain Palm
Flowering & Fruiting Period: Throughout the year
Distribution: South China to Vietnam, Temperate East Asia
Habitat: Grown as ornamental plant
Uses: Ornamental. The leaves are used for making fans. They are also used for manufacturing rain hats and coats, brooms etc. The fibres, extracted from the sheath and the petiole of the leaves, are made into cordage.
Key Characteristics: Livistona chinensis are trees with solitary stems. Leaves costapalmate, about 20 per crown, leaf blade deeply segmented, tip of the segments deeply forked, with two pendulous tips which form a fringe around the leaf. Petiole slender, basal part with spines on the margins. Inflorescence interfoliar, flowers bisexual. Ripe fruits ovoid, bluish green and glossy.