Saribus rotundifolius – Footstool Palm

Other notes

Other Name Combinations: Livistona rotundifolia (WFO, 2022).


Natural History: Introduced Palm Tree.
An introduced palm, native to Southeast Asia. It has palmately lobed leaves spirally arranged around the solitary trunk (Flowers of India, 2023).


Other Common Name: Roundleaf Fountain Palm (Flowers of India, 2023).


Note: This plant was previously reported as a larval host plant for Suastus gremius – Oriental Palm Bob from Sri Lanka (Jayasinghe et al., 2014), Paresh Churi confirmed its use in India from Mumbai, Maharashtra in October 2015.


Flowers of India (2022): Roundleaf Fountain Palm. Accessed on 27 Dec 2022. [URL]
Jayasinghe, H., S. Rajapaksha & C. de Alwis. (2014). A compilation and analysis of food plants utilization of Sri Lankan butterfly larvae (Papilionoidea). Taprobanica, 6(2): 110-131. [DOI]
Palmpedia (2022): Saribus rotundifolia. Accessed on 27 Dec 2022. [URL]
WFO (2022): Saribus rotundifolius (Lam.) Blume. Accessed on 27 Dec 2022. [URL]

Page citation

Churi, P. and Kawthankar, N. 2024. Saribus rotundifolius Blume – Footstool Palm. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/07/16.