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Rainforest of north-eastern Madagascar.
A very distinctive, medium sized, single trunked palm to about 9m, with a "zebra stripping" on the rhachis, and white underside to the leaves.
Endangered in the wild, with only 2 small populations known.
Warm, sheltered, and moist. Likes a very light, open mix and heavy shade. Very slow growing.
Figure 1. R. albicans showing the white underside to the leaf.