A genus of fan palms native to Asia, Australasia and Africa. They all have spines on the leaf petioles. It is currently thought that the genus contains 28 species, but is undergoing significant review.
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Name Derivation: Named for Patrick Murray, 17th century Baron of Livingston whose plants became the foundation of the Edinburgh Botanic Garden
Common Name: Fan Palm
Livistona is in the family Arecaceae.