Author: Jan Scholten
English: Mangrove Fan Palm
Region: southern China, Southeast Asia, Himalaya, New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean islands.
Botany: fan palms; habitat tropical rainforests, full sun, a lot of water, more cold hardy; leaves circular in outline, usually divided into wedge-shaped segments.
Use: Licuala acutifida is the source of cane for the walking stick nicknamed the Penang-lawyer; deadly knobkerries.