Dypsis sp. '215'

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Dypsis (DIP-sis) sp. '215'
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04/2015, At Daryl O'Connors, Gold Coast Hinterland, Queensland Australia. Photo by Daryl O'Connor.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Dypsis (DIP-sis)
Species: sp. '215'
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
Africa
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Morphology
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Endemic to
J.D. Andersen Nursery, Hawaii. 08/2011. Photo by JD.
Madagascar.

Description

Clustering.

Culture

Comments and Curiosities

"I originally got the seed from this back in (I think) 1998 or 99. I planted it in 2003, so it is 12 or 13 years old and has been in the ground for 8 years. It is quite a fast grower, maybe a little slower than D.lutescens. It suckers like crazy, and has 20 + stems. Apparently the seed was collected in the wild." (Daryl O'Connor 2011)

"I am 99% convinced that the plants sold in California and Hawaii are the same as sp. 215. The appearance is very similar. 215 is fuzzier and more colourful, but this may just be a variation." (Daryl O'Connor 2011)


"However, the other 1% says that these may be two similar palms that just exhibit very similar traits. I have other Dypsis that have the same type of leaf, but different stems and colour. I mean, who knows with Dypsis???" (Daryl O'Connor 2011)

"I originally got the seed from this back in (I think) 1998 or 99. I planted it in 2003, so it is 12 or 13 years old and has been in the ground for 8 years. It is quite a fast grower, maybe a little slower than D.lutescens. It suckers like crazy, and has 20 + stems." (Daryl O'Connor 2011)

"Apparently the seed was collected in the wild, and the photo of the parent plant is in the other thread. My plant has produced three inflorescenses on two stems, but nothing has eventuated so far, unfortunately. The largest stem has about 8ft of wood, but is obscured by the foliage of all the other plants around it. If it was out in the open is might have a better chance at getting pollinated." (Daryl O'Connor 2011)

"Mine has always had the fine pinnate leaves too. However, the rest of the features do key out to that in POM except for number of stems...mine now has 16." (Daryl O'Connor 2012)

"At first I doubted that my Dypsis heteromorpha was one in the same as Daryl's D. sp. 215, but the older it gets, the more fuzz it shows. Also, the striation lines on the crownshaft are pretty distinct. It has a tristichous arrangement, heavy ramenta near the petiole, it's densley suckering....I think they are the same palm now. I can only hope that someday mine will have as much red fuzz as Daryl's. One thing I've noticed is that the red fuzz rubs off very easily, similar to a triangle palm." (Matty Bradford 08/2011)

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External Links

References

Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

Special thanks to Geoff Stein, (Palmbob) for his hundreds of photos.

Special thanks to Palmweb.org, Dr. John Dransfield, Dr. Bill Baker & team, for their volumes of information and photos.

Glossary of Palm Terms; Based on the glossary in Dransfield, J., N.W. Uhl, C.B. Asmussen-Lange, W.J. Baker, M.M. Harley & C.E. Lewis. 2008. Genera Palmarum - Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. All images copyright of the artists and photographers (see images for credits).


Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

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