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Category: Philippine Endangered Species
Date Posted: 2006-01-05
Scientific Name: Livistona saribus (Lour.) Merr.
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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