Dypsis nodifera

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Figure 1. D. nodifera in habitat, Madagascar.



Phloga nodifera, Phloga polystacha, Dypsis polystacha


Widely distributed over the east coast, as well as the central east, and north-west of Madagascar.


A slender, solitary palm, up to 10m tall, with arching, pale green leaves, and cupped, clumped leaflets. New leaves are often pink/red. Very similar in appearance to D. pinnatifrons, but not normally so robust.


Hollowed out stems are used for blowpipes.


Lightly shaded, moist, but well drained position. A very attractive, and easily grown garden plant.

Figure 2. A nice long D. nodifera near Andasibe, Madagascar.


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

Contributed by:

Dr. Hugh Kunze (Figure 1)
Jack Sayers (Figure 2)

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