Dypsis lantzeana

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Figure 1. D. lantzeana


Distribution & Habitat:

Lowland rainforest in the north-east coast of Madagascar, around the Bay of Antogil.


An attractive solitary or clustering sub-canopy palm to 4 m tall. Very broad, widespread leaflets, with the new leaf often red. Very similar in appearance to D. forficifolia.


Warm, sheltered and moist.

Figure 2. D. lantzeana - beautifull red new leaf.
Figure 3. D. lantzeana inflorescence.
Figure 4. D. lantzeanain habitat, Nosy Mangabe, Madagascar.
Figure 5. D. lantzeana petiole bases, Nosy Mangabe.


The Palms of Madagascar by Dr. John Dransfield, and Dr. Henk J. Beentje.

Contributed by:

Dr. Hugh Kunze (Figures 1,2&3).
Jack Sayers (Figure 4&5)

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