A-Z Tropical Palms Photo Gallery

A-Z Tropical Palms in Malaysia
– a photo gallery to showcase their majestic beauty

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More photos of tropical palms will be added from time to time. Keep tune for more!

Last update: March 13, 2016

Adonidia merrillii (Christmas Palm, Manila Palm)
Adonidia merrillii (syn: Vietchia merrillii)
Common name: Manila/Christmas Palm
Origin: Philippines
Bismarckia nobilis (on the right)
Bismarckia nobilis
Common name: Bismarck Palm
Origin: Madagascar
Cocos nucifera (Coconut Palm)
Cocos nucifera
Common name: Coconut Palm
Origin: Southwest Pacific
Cyrtostachys renda
Cyrtostachys renda
Common name: Lipstick Palm, Red Sealing Wax Palm
Origin: Malay Peninsula, Borneo and Sumatra
Dypsis leptocheilos (Redneck Palm, Teddy Bear Palm)
Dypsis leptocheilos
Common name: Redneck Palm, Teddy Bear Palm
Origin: Madagascar
Dypsis lutescens (Yellow Butterfly Palm, Golden Yellow Palm, Yellow Bamboo Palm, Cane Palm, Areca Palm)
Dypsis lutescens (syn: Chrysalidocarpus lutescens)
Common name: Butterfly Palm, Yellow Butterfly/Bamboo Palm, Yellow Palm, Golden Yellow Palm, Golden Feather/Cane Palm, Cane Palm, Areca Palm, Madagascar Palm
Origin: Madagascar
Elaeis guineensis (Oil Palm)
Elaeis guineensis
Common name: Oil Palm
Origin: West Africa
Johannesteijsmannia magnifica
Johannesteijsmannia magnifica
Common name: Silver Sal
Origin: Peninsula Malaysia
Latania loddigesii (Blue Latan Palm, Silver Latan Palm)
Latania loddigesii
Common name: Blue Latan Palm, Silver Latan Palm
Origin: Mauritius Island
Licuala grandis (Vanuatu Fan Palm)
Licuala grandis
Common name: Vanuatu Fan Palm, Ruffled Fan Leaf Palm, Large-leaved Licuala Palm, Palas Payung
Origin: Vanuatu and Solomon Islands
Livistona chinensis (Chinese Fan Palm, Fountain Palm)
Livistona chinensis
Common name: Chinese Fan Palm, Fountain Palm
Origin: China and Japan
Oncosperma tigillarium (Nibung Palm)
Oncosperma tigillarium
Common name: Nibung Palm
Origin: Peninsula Malaysia and Sumatra
Pritchardia pacifica (Fiji Fan Palm, Pacific Fan Palm)
Pritchardia pacifica
Common name: Fiji Fan Palm, Pacific Fan Palm
Origin: Tonga and Fiji in southwestern Pacific
Ptychosperma macarthurii (Cluster Palm, Macarthur Palm)
Ptychosperma macarthurii
Common name: Cluster Palm, Macarthur Palm
Origin: Northern Queensland in Australia and Papua New Guinea
Rhapis excelsa (Lady Palm)
Rhapis excelsa
Common name: Lady Palm
Origin: Southern China and Taiwan
Roystonea regia (Royal Palm, Cuban/Florida Palm)
Roystonea regia
Common name: Royal Palm, Cuban/Florida Palm
Origin: Southern Florida, Mexico, parts of Central America and Northern Caribbean
Wodyetia bifurcata (Foxtail Palm)
Wodyetia bifurcata
Common name: Foxtail Palm
Origin: Tropical Australia (Cape Melville on Cape York, North Queensland)

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2 Responses to “A-Z Tropical Palms Photo Gallery”

  1. Ahmad Ayob Says:

    Can you please tell me what the botanical name for the palm called ‘ibus’ in Perlis and Kedah. When mature the stem is larger than coconut trunk, and after fruiting only once, the tree dies. The fruit is round about size of your finger in thickness. The leaves are made into mats suitable for drying paddy in. Thank you.

  2. Jacqueline Says:

    Hi Ahmad,
    I’m not familiar at all with the palm you’ve described. But googling for answers led me to narrow its ID as Corypha utan (Gebang Palm or Ibus). Check it out at National Tropical Botanical Garden, hope this helps.

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