is a genus of Livistona palms (family Arecaceae), native to southern, southeastern and eastern Asia, Australasia, and the Horn of Africa. They are  fan palms, the leaves with an armed petiole terminating in a rounded, costapalmate fan of numerous leaflets.     Livistona is closely related to the genus , and for a time Saribus Saribus was included in Livistona. Recent studies, however, have advocated separating the two groups.   Livistona species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including (recorded on Batrachedra arenosella L. subglobosa) and .
) is the tree of L. speciosa Khao Kho District in Thailand. 
The genus was established by
Robert Brown in his (1810) to accommodate his descriptions of two species collected during an expedition to Australia. The names published by Brown were Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae and Livistona humilis , describing material he had collected in the north of Australia, a partial taxonomic revision in 1963 nominated the first of these as the L. inermis lectotype. His collaborator Ferdinand Bauer, the botanist and master illustrator, produced artworks to accompany Brown's descriptions, but these were not published until 1838. 
Robert Brown named the genus
Livistona after Patrick Murray (1634–1671), Baron of Livingston, a botanist and horticulturist, who was largely responsible for establishing the botanical gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland.   Brown's praise for the early horticulturist begins, "  ... in memoriam viri nobilis Patricii Murray Baronis de Livistone,", and the latinized name of the genus is evidently derived from the name of the family's seat. 
The classification of the genus has been the subject of partial revisions, the following is an incomplete list of species,
Livistona alfredii - F.Muell. Australia: Western Australia
Livistona australis ( – Cabbage-tree palm - Australia: R.Br.) Mart. New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria
Livistona benthamii - Australia: Queensland, F.M.Bailey Northern Territory; New Guinea
Livistona boninensis ( - Becc.) Nakai Bonin Islands
Livistona carinensis (Chiov.) - J.Dransf. & N.W.Uhl Djibouti, Somalia, Yemen
Livistona chinensis (Jacq.) – Chinese fan palm - R.Br. ex Mart. Japan: South and Ryukyu Islands, China: Guangdong, Hainan, Taiwan; naturalized in South Africa, Java, New Caledonia, Hawaii, Micronesia, Florida, Dominican Republic, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and various island in the Indian Ocean
Livistona concinna - Australia: Queensland Dowe & Barfod
Livistona decora ( - Australia: Queensland W.Bull) Dowe
Livistona drudei - Australia: Queensland F.Muell. ex Drude
Livistona eastonii - Australia: Western Australia C.A.Gardner
Livistona endauensis - J.Dransf. & K.M.Wong Peninsular Malaysia
Livistona exigua - J.Dransf. Brunei
Livistona fulva - Australia: Queensland Rodd
- Livistona halongensis Ha Long Bay Islands in Vietnam
Livistona humilis - Australia: Northern Territory R.Br.
Livistona inermis - Australia: Northern Territory, Queensland R.Br.
Livistona jenkinsiana - Griff. Bhutan, India: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam; Myanmar, Thailand, China: Hainan, Yunnan
Livistona lanuginosa - Australia: Queensland Rodd
Livistona lorophylla . - Australia: Northern Territory, Western Australia Becc.
Livistona mariae – three subspecies F.Muell.
Livistona muelleri F.M.Bailey - Australia: Queensland; New Guinea
Livistona nasmophila - Australia: Western Australia Dowe & D.L.Jones
Livistona nitida – Carnarvon Fan Palm - Australia: Queensland Rodd
Livistona rigida . recognised as Becc. ( Livistona mariae subsp. rigida Becc.) Rodd - Australia: Northern Territory, Queensland 
Livistona saribus ( - Lour.) Merr. ex A. Chev. Indochina, Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Philippines; naturalized in Polynesia, China: Guangdong, Yunnan
Livistona speciosa Kurz – Kho - Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Peninsular Malaysia, Bangladesh, southern China
Livistona tahanensis - Becc. Pahang in Malaysia Livistona victoriae Rodd - Australia: Western Australia, Northern Territory Formerly placed here
The genus was the subject of a taxonomic revision in 1998.
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