Dypsis decipiens

From Pacsoa
Jump to: navigation, search
Welcome to the PACSOA Palms and Cycads wiki !

If you have any information about this plant, please help by updating this article. Once you are registered you can contribute, change, or correct the text, and even add photos on this page. Click on the edit tab above and play around. Any mistake can be easily corrected, so don't be afraid.

Figure 1. D. decipiens crownshaft.



Chrysalidocarpus decipiens Macrophloga decipiens

Common Names:

Manambe Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Open forest in the Central Plateau of Madagascar.


"One of the most imposing palms of the island", Dr John Dransfield, from "Palms of Madagascar". A single trunked or clustering palm (usually a pair of trunks) to about 20m high, ventricose (i.e. bulging in the center), slightly plumose leaves, very attractive white crownshaft.


Unfortunately, this palm is critically endangered in its habitat, however it has become well established in cultivation, due to its attractiveness.


Full sun, well drained position. Frost, and drought tolerant. Quite slow growing.

Figure 2. Young D. decipiens just about to trunk.
Figure 3. D. decipiens in Madagascar, with the double trunks.

Contributed by:

Daryl O'Connor (Figure 1)
John Strazicich (Figure 2)
Jack Sayers (Figure 3)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums, PalmTalk