Satranala decussilvae

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Figure 1. S. decussilvae in habitat, Madagascar.


Common Names:

Forest Bismarckia

Conservation Status:

[[www.iucnredlist.orgdetails38696" Endangered

Distribution & Habitat:

Tropical rainforest from sea-level to 500m altitude, Madagascar.


A medium/large understory solitary palmate palm, with dark green leaf tops, and silvery undersides.


A sheltered, moist but well drained position in a tropical/warm sub-tropical area. Slow growing.

Figure 2. S. decussilvae
Figure 3. S. decussilvae leaf underside.
Figure 4. S. decussilvae inflorescence.
Figure 5. S. decussilvae inflorescence.
Figure 6. S. decussilvae.



Contributed by:

Phillip Arrowsmith (Figures 1,2,3,4,5&6)

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