Flower Database

Satakentia liukiuensis

Basic information
Flower Name
Satakentia liukiuensis
Formal Name
Satakentia liukiuensis
Alias
八重山椰子
Habitat
Ishigaki Island and Iriomote Island
Morph
Evergreen tree
Comment
Satakentia liukiuensis , Yaeyama palm or Yaeyama yashi (scientific name: Satakentia liukiuensis) is a unique species of the Yaeyama Islands and is an evergreen tall tree of the family Arecaceae. This alone constitutes one genera. It is a palm growing only on the Yaeyama Islands of Ishigakijima and Iriomote Island, the larger ones are over 25 m. It looks like {{Yusurayashi}}, however the trunk is purple. Leaves are feathered double-leaves and consist of nearly 100 pairs of leaflets, with a leaf length of 5 m. Apply male flowers to the upper part of a spike-shaped inflorescence about 1 m in sex and the female flower on the lower part. Yellow flowers come in spring to early summer. The scientific name "Satakentia" means "Satake" of a person's name, "liukiuensis" means "of Ryukyu". It is listed in the Red Book of the Environment Agency and is regarded as a rare endangered species tree.
Common name: Satakentia liukiuensis , Yaeyama palm or Yaeyama yashi, Scientific name: Satakentia liukiuensis, also known as: Noayashi (Okinawa dialect), Place of Origin: Yaeyama Islands of Ishigaki Island and Iriomote Island , Environment: mountain foot, lifestyle: evergreen tall tree, tree height: 15 to 25 m, tree diameter: 30 cm, leaf color: green, leaf shape: feathered double leaf, leaf length: 5 m, flowering period: April to June, The same strain, inflorescence: spiked inflorescence or conical inflorescence, inflorescence length: 1 m, flower diameter: 1 cm, flower color: yellow, flower attached: 2 pieces, use: garden tree, street tree.
Detailed information
Order
Arecales
Family
Arecaceae
Genus
Satakentia
Species
S. liukiuensis
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Spike Inflorescence
Petal shape
Egg-shaped/Oval
Leaf type
pinnately compound
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Botanic garden
Color
Yellow
Season
Apr May Jun
Height
1500  ~ 2500  [cm]
Diameter
1  ~ 1