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Genus: Saribus

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

Nine species, native to the Philippines, Borneo (Banggi Island only), Sulawesi, Moluccas, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and New Caledonia. Species were previously placed under Livistona and Prtchardiopsis but transferred to Saribus by Bacon & Baker (2011).

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002), where these species are listed under Livistona.

Saribus merrillii

[= Livistona merrillii]

Native to the Philippines.


Saribus rotundifolius (Serdang)

[= Livistona rotundifolia]

Native to the Philippines, Borneo (Banggi Island only), Sulawesi, Moluccas, New Guinea (Raja Ampat Islands only)


  • Bacon CD, Baker WJ. 2011. Saribus resurrected. Palms 55(3): 109-116.
  • Dowe JL. 2009. A taxonomic account of Livistona R.Br. (Arecaceae). Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 60(2): 185-344. pdf

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