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Livistona chinensis (fountain palm)

Synonyms: Chamaerops biroo; Corypha robusta; Latania chinensis; Latania oliviformis; Livistona chinensis var. subglobosa; Livistona japonica; Livistona mauritiana; Livistona oliviformis; Livistona sinensis; Livistona subglobosa; Saribus chinensis; Saribus oliviformis; Saribus subglobosus

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.
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Invasive Species

The Chinese fan palm, Livistona chinensis is a single stemmed fan palm native to Japan and China that is cultivated worldwide in tropical and temperate climates as an ornamental. Their introduced range includes Bermuda, the Mascarene Islands, Florida, Hawaii and New Caledonia where they have naturalised. In Bermuda thickets of fan palms can be seen beside roads where seeds have dropped and germinated, these thickets can crowd out native species and overshadow them. In Hawaii they have been seen growing in ditches, stream-beds and understory of disturbed secondary forests. They are also reported to be growing in riparian areas in New Caledonia.
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Attributes

Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Tree

Protected Areas

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

Predators

Diaspis boisduvalii (boisduval scale)[4]
Eucalymnatus tessellatus (tessellated scale)[5]
Eudynamys scolopaceus (Asian Koel)[6]
Fiorinia fioriniae (European fiorinia scale)[4]
Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale)[5]
Ischnaspis longirostris (black line scale)[5]
Phyllostomus hastatus (greater spear-nosed bat)[7]
Pulvinaria psidii (green shield scale)[5]

Consumers

Shelter for 
Cynopterus sphinx (greater short-nosed fruit bat)[8]

Distribution

S. China to Vietnam, Temp. E. Asia; S. Japan to S. China;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000) 2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935 3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture 4Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants 5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009 6FRUGIVORY 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 7Phyllostomus hastatus, Mery Santos, Luis F. Aguirre, Luis B. Vázquez, and Jorge Ortega, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 722, pp. 1–6 (2003) 8Cynopterus sphinx, Jay F. Storz and Thomas H. Kunz, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 613, pp. 1-8 (1999)
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