There are around 100 species in this genus of fan palms from the wet
tropics of Southeast Asia and Australasia, varying greatly in
Their fronds are very distinctive, from circular to fan-shaped in
outline with regularly radiating ribs and toothed around the
perimeter; in most species they are divided by splits into pie-wedge
segments, often of unequal widths and with few to many ribs each.
Slender flowering panicles arise from the frond axils, bearing
numerous tiny yellowish flowers followed by small red or orange
Cultivation: They prefer part-shade and sandy, well-drained soil.
Propagate from seed or suckers.