Dypsis louvelii

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Figure 2. D. louvelii with red new leaf.


Distribution & Habitat:

Montane forest along the central east coast, Madagascar.


A small understory palm to about 1 metre tall, with long, entire, deeply bifid, corrugated leaves. Leaf usually entire bifid, altho occasionally divided into 3 leaflets either side. It has a red new leaf.


Warm, sheltered and moist.

Figure 1. D. louvelii.
Figure 3. D. louvelii with seeds.

Contributed by:

Mike Gray (Figure 1)
Clayton York,
'Utopia Palms & Cycads (Figure 2&3)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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