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Distribution & Habitat:
Low altitude (0-500m) forest in the Maroansetera valley, province of Toamasina, Madagascar.
An attractive, medium to large palm up to 10m tall, which has a waxy silver/white crown with reddish fur at the top, and long, dark grey/green, plumose leaves.
Likes a sunny, well drained position in the sub-tropics/tropics. Slow growing.
Justen Dobbs (Figure 1)