Leaves: segment apices lax. Inflorescences with single primary axis and 3 orders of branching. Fruits usually oblong or olive-shaped (rarely globose), ripening from green to blue-green. 2n = 36. Flowering spring--summer. Disturbed hammocks and mesic woods; 0--10 m; introduced; Fla.; native to Asia (southern China, Bonin Islands). Livistona chinensis is nNaturalized in Florida (E. H. Butts 1959).