, Volume 67, Issue 4, pp 577-654
Date: 15 Nov 2012

A revision of Licuala (Arecaceae, Coryphoideae) in Borneo

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This paper presents an account of Licuala Wurmb in Borneo based on herbarium studies and the author’s own fieldwork. The revision enumerates 46 species of Licuala found in the island of Borneo. Of these, 26 are new species and a further two are new varieties. Forty-two are Bornean endemics, reperesenting 91% endemism in Licuala on the island. A key to the species is provided and an index of specimens examined is included. Conservation assessments have also been made for all of the taxa found in Borneo. Twenty-eight taxa (57%) are threatened.