Licuala orbicularis

Synonymy: Unknown Distribution: Sarawak
Common names: Parasol palm Conservation status: Unknown

Leaf from adult palm

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Seedling

Stunning, once-seen-never-forgotten rain forest palm from Borneo. It has huge, flat, nearly circular leaves, sadly much used as temporary umbrellas by the local tribesmen.

Top photo courtesy and copyright 2001, Martin Gibbons, The Palm Center
bottom photo copyright 1998, Jody Haynes.

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