Livistona decipiens, Ribbon Fan Palm
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McKenzie, Mary, Michael G. Andreu, Melissa H. Friedman, and Heather V. Quintana. 2010. “Livistona Decipiens, Ribbon Fan Palm: FOR 253/FR315, 5/2010”. EDIS 2010 (4). Gainesville, FL.


FOR 253, a 2-page fact sheet by Mary McKenzie, Michael G. Andreu, Melissa H. Friedman, and Heather V. Quintana, describes this tall and stately palm tree with draping leaves that can add a graceful touch to any yard — scientific and common names, description, allergen, and applications. Includes references. Published by the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, May 2010.

FOR 253/FR315: Livistona decipiens, Ribbon Fan Palm (
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