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Distribution & Habitat:
Widely distributed over the north, central, and south-west areas of Madagascar, in riverine forest.
A very attractive, clustering (or rarely solitary) palm, up to 20m high, arching to nearly pendulous leaves, similar in appearance to Dypsis_baronii. Whitish crownshaft.
Lightly shaded to full sun, moist but well drained soil. Seedlings are slow.
The Palms of Madagascar by Dr. John Dransfield, and Dr. Henk J. Beentje.
Dr. Hugh Kunze (Figures 1,2,3&4).