As per efi thread :

1. The leaf of L. rotundifolia has uncut portion more than half, whereas in L. chinensis the cuts proceed below middle
2. The upper leaf surface more delicate and flatter in L. rotundifolia, deeper grooves in L. chinensis; 


Palm Tree for ID : 030811 : AK-3: Taken at Five Gardens Parsi Colony, Mumbai, Maharashtra on 10/4/11.
An approximate height of 35-40 feet. 

The palm is in clutter. From fruit and leaf bases it appears to be Livistona rotundifolia. Distant picture of canopy and stem would have helped the ID. 

I also go with Livistona rotundifolia.


Seen at Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai during Tree Appreciation Walk.

Request for information: Please let me know why the common name “Footstool palm” has been given. The scientific name is “Livisona rotundifolia

… please check if reasoning at Gator Ventures helps you: … widely known as the footstool palm due to its large, round fronds … … As the palm ages fronds start splitting, losing it’s round, footstool appearance.

The leaves are rounded (rotund rounded; folia – leaf) and almost horizontal like a footstool, thats why!! But yes its just the appearance and it has nothing to do with the real footstool. Its also called fan palm, table palm, etc….

Images by M. Sawmliana (Identified by Shrikant Ingalhalikar)  (Inserted by J.M.Garg) 

Is it Livistona chinensis ? : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 2 authors.

Habitat : Wild. Usually steep rocky place. Habit : palm. Trachycarpus martianus or Livistona chinensis ??

efi page on Livistona chinensis     


Tip of leaf segments not drooping, so not L chinensis. It is L rotundifolia



Id of Palm -ID07052018SH1 : 11 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Which is this Palm ?
Location –Sagar Upvan, Mumbai
Date – April. 2018

Is it Livistona chinensis?  

Dr. S.S. Hameed, palm-expert of BSI confirmed this identification. 

Now Saribus rotundifolus.



Chinese Fountain Palm seen in Nasik.

Other recipients:
I believe this should be Livistona rotundifolia with ripe fruits turning Orange. Experts kindly validate. Aarti
I believe this should be Livistona rotundifolia with ripe fruits turning Orange.

Experts kindly validate.

Adding more pictures That I could locate.

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Palm for ID : 290511 : AK-2: Taken at Nasik, Maharashtra on the 26th of April, 2009.
Had seen the same palm at Maharashtra Nature Park too.

Looks like Livinstona rotundifolia fruits orange colour

You made a typo the correct spelling is Livistona rotundifolia
This is commonly known as Fountain Palm.

Correct current name: Livistona chinensis (Jacq.) R. Br. ex Mart. See also:

Ornamental Palm for ID : Nasik : 08OCT20 : AK-12 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
A cultivated palm, very small plant.

Thrinax radiata Lodd. ex Schult. & Schult.f. ??

Livstona rotundifolia