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Livistona chinensis (fountain palm)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Livistona chinensis, the Chinese fan palm or fountain palm, is a species of subtropical palm tree in eastern Asia. It is native to Southern Japan, Taiwan, the Ryukyu Islands, and the Guangdong region of southern China. It is also reportedly naturalized in South Africa, Mauritius, Réunion, the Andaman Islands, Java, New Caledonia, Micronesia, Hawaii, Florida, Bermuda, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Livistona chinensis can attain heights of about 30 to 50 feet (9.1 to 15.2 m) and a spread of 12 feet (3.7 m). The leaves are fan shaped.
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Infraspecies

Invasive Species

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Attributes

Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Fruit Conspicuous [2]  No
Leaf Type [3]  Evergreen
Lifespan [4]  Perennial
Structure [3]  Tree
Height [2]  66 feet (20 m)

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  

Predators

Consumers

Shelter for 
Cynopterus sphinx (greater short-nosed fruit bat)[10]

External References

USDA Plant Profile

Citations

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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Kissling, W. Daniel et al. (2019), Data from: PalmTraits 1.0, a species-level functional trait database for palms worldwide, v4, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.ts45225
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
5Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
6Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
7FRUGIVORY BY KOELS IN HONG KONG, Richard T. Corlett and Ice Ko Wai Ping, Memoirs of the Hong Kong Natural History Society, No. 20, 1995, pp. 221-222
8Phyllostomus hastatus, Mery Santos, Luis F. Aguirre, Luis B. Vázquez, and Jorge Ortega, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 722, pp. 1–6 (2003)
9del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
10Cynopterus sphinx, Jay F. Storz and Thomas H. Kunz, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 613, pp. 1-8 (1999)
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0