Dypsis faneva

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Figure 1. D. faneva


Common Names:


Distribution & Habitat:

North-eastern Madagascan lowland rainforest.


A small to medium sized clustering palm (3-12 stems) up to 6m tall, which can have entire or divided leaves. It has distinctive red coloured rhachis.


It is considered endangered.


In cultivation it requires moist shady areas and is an excellent potted plant.

Figure 2. D. faneva

Contributed by:

Luke Nancarrow (Figure 1&2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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