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Distribution & Habitat:
Endemic to the Andohahela Special Reserve, Madagascar, where it is found in submontane moist forest on slight or steep slopes, occasionally near forest streams.
An attractive, medium to large solitary palm up to 10m tall, with tristichous leaves, and attractive reddish speckled petioles.
Likes a sunny, moist, but well drained position in the sub-tropics/tropics. Fast growing.
Justen Dobbs (Figure 1&2)