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Dry, open forest of south Madagascar.
A medium to large palm to about 8m tall, with gracefully arching leaves to about 3m long, with very narrow leaflets.
This plant develops a very vigorous root system of fleshy white roots, wher it stores up water for dry times.
Full sun, and very well drained. Does seem to be able to take quite a lot of water, as long as the drainage is good. Quite a slow grower.
Notice the roots already starting to come out of the bottom of the pot.
Mike Gray (Figure 1)
Gunter Gottlebe (Figure 2)
(Figure 3 - from Palms&Cycads No. 70)