Dypsis ceracea

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Figure 1. D. ceracea in habitat, Madagascar.





Lowland rainforest, Madagascar.


A solitary palm to 15m, with attractive light green leaflets, which are very pale when new.


A very recent addition to the range of Madagascan palms, originally thought to be extinct.


Prefers light shade when young, but will take full sun when it gets bigger.

Contributed by:

Gunter Gottlebe (Figure 1)

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