Dypsis hildebrandtii

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Figure 1. D. hildebrandtii in habitat, Andasibe, Madagascar.


Distribution & Habitat:

Rainforest of central east coast and inland, Madagascar.


A small attractive Dypsis, clumping or solitary, usually to about 2 metres tall, although it can get up to 4 metres. It has a glossy, bifid leaf that is is usually entire, but may split once. It can have either red or light green new leaves.


Warm, sheltered and moist. Easily grown.

Figure 2. D. hildebrandtii in habitat, Andasibe, Madagascar.

Contributed by:

Olaf Plonk (Figure 1&2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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