spiny licuala, mangrove fan palm
Stems: Clumping, upright stems to 4 m tall and 8-10 cm in diameter, with remnant fibers from leaf sheaths. Leaves: Costapalmate, with a stiff blade, divided into wedge-shaped, multi-ribbed segments, and forming a circle about 1 m across. Leaf surfaces, shiny green; leaftips, truncate and toothed. The petiole is armed throughout its length with teeth along the margins. Flowers and fruits: Inflorescences (1-2.5 m long) are branched to two orders in long drooping spikes. Flowers are small, white and bisexual. Fruits are small (1-1.5 cm), spherical, and red when ripe.
Other Licuala species, perhaps, but the circular leaf blades with wedge-shaped, multi-ribbed segments are quite distinctive.
Native to Malaysia, Indonesia
Licuala spinosa Thunb.
Licuala horrida Blume