Licuala peltata Roxb., Fl. Ind., ed. 1832 2: 179–181 1832. ;

Licuala peltata which always grows singly. Licuala spinosa grows in clumps.

by Ritesh Kumar Choudhary  (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details,
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Palm Id from Bangladesh_SM_1504 : 13 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)- 1 Mb each. 

Picture taken : April, 2018
Location: Tilagar Forest, Sylhet

Licuala palm.

like Licuala ramsayi

Pl. also check at 

L. spinosa?

To me also appear close to images at 

Probably Licuala peltata

Images are taken from different plants. First image appearing L. peltata but second one possibly spinosa.

Dr. Sanjay Mishra of BSI confirmed that both these images are of Licuala peltata which always grows singly. Licuala spinosa grows in clumps.

December, 2009- Port Blair, Middle Andaman; Licuala peltata from Andamans – efloraofindia | Google Groups




IBG today : Arecaceae : unknown02 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).

Licuala ??

Will try to reach species level, if possible.

Yes Sir, this may be Licuala peltata var. sumawongii, don’t know author citation.



Use of Licuala peltata leaves : 3 posts by 2 authors.
Leaves of Licuala palm (L. peltata) are used for very varied purposes by the tribals of the Andaman Islands starting from thatching of huts, covering, lining of baskets and so on.  See the photographs. Attachments (3)

Thanks, …, for these wonderful pictures.

Thank you …, For the appreciation. I am attaching herewith the photograph of a hut and you may see that it is thatched with the same leaves. Attachments (1)


Wild palm ID from BangladeshSM_0124 : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Sangu Mathamuhuri forest, CHT ELV: 1800ft,

Pl. also check with comparative images at Aracaceae page in efi site.

Any Licuala (pl. see the images) species ?

Is it Licuala spinosa

Probably Licuala peltata

Appears as Licuala peltata. If u can provide the image of inflorescence then it can be fully confirmed.

Licuala peltata var. peltata



Wild Palm (Licula sp) Id from Bangladesh_SM_1438 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)

Licula peltata
Location: Sangu Matamuri Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandarban 
Picture taken: February, 2019

Check for Licuala ramsayii

Pl. also check Licuala spinosa Wurmb 

I think this is Licuala peltata

Licula peltata seems correct ID.


GRIN  The Plant List Ver.1.1 (Unresolved)
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