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Steep upper slopes, and ridgetops in rainforest.
A very attractive, large, solitary, tristichous palm, to about 20m tall. Leaves are upright, but droop at the tips.
The name tsaravoasira apparantly means "good with salt" in the local language. It thus doesn't really need to be said that the palm heart is eaten.
Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Becoming very popular with palm collectors.
The Palms of Madagascar by Dr. John Dransfield, and Dr. Henk J. Beentje.
Dr. Hugh Kunze (Figure 1).