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Saribus rotundifolius

[= Livistona rotundifolia]

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: Saribus

Livistona rotundifolia (Serdang)

Saribus rotundifolius, under cultivation in the Palm House of the Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria. [photos H.G. Robertson, Iziko ©]

Distribution and habitat

Native to the Philippines, Borneo (Banggi Island only), Sulawesi, Moluccas, New Guinea (Raja Ampat Islands only) (Bacon & Baker, 2011). Cultivated widely, including in southern Africa.



  • Bacon CD, Baker WJ. 2011. Saribus resurrected. Palms 55(3): 109-116.


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