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Once known as Wissmannia carinensis, this palm from the deserts of Djibouti, Somalia and Yemen today is thought to belong within the genus Livistona. It produces a straight, slender trunk that can reach to 30 m (98 ft.) tall and is ringed with scars left from the leafbases. The small fan leaves are held on spiny petioles which are yellowish towards the tip and black towards the base. The short inflorescences produce very small, black, round fruit. Livistona carinensis is considered endangered and only found in small numbers in a few desert oases, growing besides streams and irrigation ducts, roughly between sea level and about 1000 m (3300 ft.) altitude. In cultivation it is still exceedingly rare but has proven to be adaptable and easy to grow in a variety of tropical and warm temperate climates.