Dypsis bosseri

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Figure 1. D. bosseri.


Distribution & Habitat:

Rainforest forest west of Mahavelona, on the mid north-west coast of Madagascar.


Small entire leaved Dypsis to 2.5m (8ft) tall, with a glossy leaf that may split, but only once or twice. Some have a very attractive red new leaf, but on other plants it is light green.


Sheltered and moist. Tolerant of light frost. Warm temperate thru to tropical regions.

Figure 2. D. bosseri.
Figure 3. D. bosseri red new leaf.

Contributed by:

Clayton York,
'Utopia Palms & Cycads
(Figure 1,2&3).

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