A-Z Tropical Palms & Cycads Photo Gallery

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

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Last update: March 10, 2018

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: Malay Archipelago, South Pacific
Cycas clivicola (Cliff Cycad, Mountain Cycad, Limestone Cycad)
Cycas clivicola
Common name: Cliff Cycad, Mountain Cycad, Limestone Cycad
Origin: Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and northern Peninsular Malaysia
Cycas revoluta (Japanese Sago Palm, King Sago, Sago Cycad, Sago Palm)
Cycas revoluta
Common name: Japanese Sago Palm, King Sago, Sago Cycad, Sago Palm
Origin: Southern Japan including the Ryukyu Islands
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, Red Fuzzy Palm)
Dypsis lutescens
Common name: Redneck Palm, Teddy Bear Palm, Red Fuzzy Palm
Origin: West Madagascar, Tanzania and various islands in the Indian Ocean including Mauritius and Comoros
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: Palm Oil, African Oil Palm
Origin: West Africa
Hyophorbe lagenicaulis (Bottle Palm, Palmiste Gargoulette)
Hyophorbe lagenicaulis
Common name: Bottle Palm, Palmiste Gargoulette
Origin: Round Island, off the coast Mauritius
Johannesteijsmannia magnifica
Johannesteijsmannia magnifica
Common name: Silver Joey
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, Nibong Palm, Nibung, Nibong)
Oncosperma tigillarium
Common name: Nibung Palm, Nibong Palm, Nibung, Nibong
Origin: Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Metroxylon sagu (Bataua Palm, Seje Palm, Pataua Palm, Ungurahu)
Metroxylon sagu
Common name: Bataua Palm, Seje Palm, Pataua Palm, Ungurahu
Origin: Native to Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Fiji
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
Saribus rotundifolius (Round-leaf Fountain Palm, Footstool/Fan Palm, Java Fan/Table/Anahaw/ Palm)
Saribus rotundifolius
Common name: Round-leaf Fountain Palm, Footstool/Fan Palm
Origin: Southeast Asia, Moluccas, Sulawesi, Lesser Sunda Islands and Philippines
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 & Cycads 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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