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Distribution & Habitat:
Large feather palm to about 20m, with a very distinctive reddish tormentum on the crown-shaft (see Figure 1).
Often confused with another palm also known as the Redneck, Dypsis_leptocheilos. This palm gets a more vivid crown-shaft colouring, however it is a much, much slower grower, so for most people (i.e. non palm collectors) D. leptocheilos is the preferred plant.
An easily grown palm which likes full sun/light shade, and a moist, well drained position. Quite slow.
David Tanswell (Figure 1 - from Palms & Cycads No. 51, Apr-Jun 1996).
Rolf Kyburz (Figure 2)