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Fan Palm


Category: Philippine Endangered Species
Date Posted: 2006-01-05


Scientific Name: Livistona saribus (Lour.) Merr.

Family: Palmae

Common Name: Fan Palm

Local Name: Magilay

Description: The fan palm reaches a height of 20m and a diameter of 25cm. Leaves measure up to 2m long and up to 1m wide. The fruits are round with fleshy blue-green wall. When unripe, they are green with white spots.

Habitat: Found on sandstone and thin loam top soils, over slopes between 35 and 75 degrees.

Conservation Status: Threatened

Threats: Overharvesting; conversion of land for agriculture.


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