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Distribution & Habitat:
Lowland rainforest in the north-east coast of Madagascar, around the Bay of Antogil.
An attractive solitary or clustering sub-canopy palm to 4 m tall. Very broad, widespread leaflets, with the new leaf often red. Very similar in appearance to D. forficifolia.
Warm, sheltered and moist.
The Palms of Madagascar by Dr. John Dransfield, and Dr. Henk J. Beentje.
Dr. Hugh Kunze (Figures 1,2&3).
Jack Sayers (Figure 4&5)