Dypsis mocquerysiana

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Figure 1. D. mocquerysiana


Distribution & Habitat:

Rainforest in Masoala and Mananara Avaratra in north eastern Madagascar, as well as on the south eastern coast.


A small understory palm, solitary or clustering, to about 2 metres tall, with entire or split, deeply bifid, corrugated leaves. As they get older, most plants seem to become clustering, and the leaves become split.


Warm, sheltered and moist.

Figure 2. D. mocquerysiana, young plant with entire leaves.
Figure 3. D. mocquerysiana
Figure 4. D. mocquerysiana - older plant, clustering with split leaves.

Contributed by:

Colin Wilson (Figure 1)
Clayton York,
'Utopia Palms & Cycads (Figure 2,3&4)

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