Stems: Solitary, erect, gray or brown, to 15 m in height and 30 cm in diameter. Pale gray with wedge-shaped leaf scar stubs. Leaves: Costapalmate, with a prominent hastula, induplicate, glossy deep green, up to 1.5 m across, and divided to about two-thirds their length into stiff segments with drooping, bifid tips. The petioles are armed with robust marginal teeth. Flowers and fruit: The inflorescences are 1-1.5 m long and branched to five orders. The yellow flowers have both male and female structures. The fruit is spherical, about 2-2.5 cm across, and glossy blue to blue-violet when mature.
Field: Solitary, erect, stem with conspicuous, wedge-shaped stubs of leaf scars. Costapalmate leaves divided to about the middle into stiff segments with drooping, bifid tips. Petioles armed with robust spines. Shiny blue fruit.
Other Livistona species, but the leaf scars and deep green leaves are distinctive.
Native to Southeast Asia, Indonesia, the Philippines
Some forms of L. saribus have petioles tinged with red or orange. The marginal teeth of the petiole can be up to 7 cm long.
Livistona saribus (Lour.) Merr. ex Cheval.
Livistona cochinchinensis (Blume) Mart