Livistona jenkinsiana Griff., Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 5: 334 1845. (Syn: Latania jenkinsiana (Griff.) Devansaye; Livistona jenkinsii Griff. ex Mart. [Spelling variant]; Livistona moluccana Schaedtler; Saribus jenkinsianus (Griff.) Kuntze);

Bhutan to Thailand as per WCSP;

Assam; Bangladesh; East Himalaya; Myanmar; Thailand as per Catalogue of Life;

Tall unbranched palm with persistant scars of leaf bases on the trunk. Leaves in terminal cluster, orbicular, flabellately plicate, split to the middle into slender, 2-fid, narrow lobes; petiole long, with spinous margins. Flowers minute, loosely arranged in panicles on long peduncled spadix arise from upper leaf sheaths. Panicles erect in flowers, pendulous in fruiting stage, spathes many, sheathing, tubular. Fruit globose drupe with the style sub-terminal; seeds erect, ventral face hollow.

Common in plains
(attributions- Wild edible plants of Assam. by Sri Brahmananda Patiri and Sri Ananta Borah, published by the Director Forest Communication, Forest Department, Assam. Curated for upload by Pranjal Mahananda from India Biodiversity Portal)



Wild Palm Id from Bangladesh_SM_14021 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Habitat: Hill slope 
Location: Sangu Matamuri Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandarban 
Fruiting: February
Picture taken: February, 2019
Note: Very tall palm


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