Saturday, August 2, 2008

Livistona chinensis

Fountain Palm Livistona chinensis
Family: Arecaceae •
Genus: Livistona •
Species: chinensis (Jacq.) R. Br. ex Mart.
Country of Origin: China •
Common Names: Chinese fan palm, Fountain palm •

This plant volunteered in my yard which isn't that surprising considering that this is on Florida's invasive species list! None the less this is a beautiful species. And frankly I'm glad it popped up in my yard!

Category II—Species that have shown a potential to disrupt native plant communities. These species may become ranked as Category I, but have not yet demonstrated disruption of natural Florida communities.
1999 Invasive Plant List

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bestdank said...

Not a bad find in the yard. I like them as young palms, I think this is 1 of those palms that loses it appeal as it gets older.

I likE plants! said...

@ Bestdank

I have to agree with you there!