Dictyosperma album var. conjugatum

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Figure 1. D. album var. conjugatum on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

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Common Names:

Round Island Hurricane Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Only found on Round Island in the Mascarenes.

Description:

A medium sized solitary palm that has a short, stout trunk and a prominent, pale crownshaft. The arching leaves form a dense, full crown. The leaflet tips of this plant stay joined together, which creates a very distinctive, and atttractive look. It is the smallest of the three varieties of Dictyosperma.

Culture:

As for D. album. Keep it out of the wind, so that the leaf tips don't get blown apart. Salt tolerant.


Note how the leaflet tips are joined together


Contributed by:

Mike Gray (Figure 1&2)

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