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Stream banks/swamps of east Madagascan rainforest.
A large palm to about 15m tall, with a trunk which branches dichotomously 2 or 3 times starting quite low to the ground. A very fibrous, untidy crownshaft. The new leaf is often an attractive dark red colour.
Quite popular with collectors, due to the branching habit of the trunk.
Sunny, very moist position.