Dypsis hovomantsina

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Figure 1. D. hovomantsina seedling


Conservation Status:

[[www.iucnredlist.orgsearchdetails.php38537all" Threatened

Distribution & Habitat:

Low altitude (0-500m) forest in the Maroansetera valley, province of Toamasina, Madagascar.


An attractive, medium to large palm up to 10m tall, which has a waxy silver/white crown with reddish fur at the top, and long, dark grey/green, plumose leaves.


Likes a sunny, well drained position in the sub-tropics/tropics. Slow growing.

Contributed by:

Justen Dobbs (Figure 1)

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