Ravenea louvelii

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Notice how well formed the leaves are even at this stage.

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Synonymy:

None

Common Names:

None

Habitat:

Eastern Madagascan rainforest, near the crest of steep slopes.

Description:

A short, litter collecting palm of the understory, to about 3m tall, with leaves up to 4m.

General:

Highly endangered, with fewer than 25 adult plants known.

Culture:

Warm, sheltered, and moist.



Contributed by:

Michael Gray

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