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Livistona chinensis (Chinese fountain palm)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Arecales > Family: Arecaceae > Genus: Livistona

Livistona chinensis (Chinese fountain palm)  

Livistona chinensis, under cultivation in the Palm House of the Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ©]

 

Distribution and habitat

Native to coastal forests of China (Guangdong and Hainan), Taiwan and southern Japan; often on sandy soils (Flora of China). Cultivated widely, including in southern Africa.

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