Dypsis rosea

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Dypsis (DIP-sis)
rosea (roh-ZEH-ah)
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Sunshine coast, Queensland, Australia. Leo Gamble's place. Photo by Paul Latzias.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Dypsis (DIP-sis)
Species:
rosea (roh-ZEH-ah)
Synonyms
Dypsis sp. 'Pink crownshaft', 'Pink Crownie', Dypsis neophloga, Dypsis sambiranensis.
Native Continent
Africa
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Madagascar
Floribunda Nursery, Hawaii. Photo by Geoff Stein.
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Description

This highly attractive Dypsis from rainforests in Madagascar is one of the Island's most colorful palms. While similar and perhaps botanically not distinct from Dypsis pinnatifrons and Dypsis nodifera, it sports a beautiful, eye-catching, bright pink crownshaft that holds a crown of arching leaves with fanned groups of cupped leaflets. The new leaves unfold in a dark red color. As with Dypsis pinnatifrons, its trunk starts out with a diameter of only 1 cm (1/2 in.) and grows very quickly with long internodes. As the palm matures, the trunk gains considerably in substance, reaching a diameter of up to 10 cm (4 in.), (so much for the theory that palm trunks do not exhibit any secondary growth) and a height of ultimately up to 10 m (33 ft.), while the crown becomes large and spreading. In cultivation it is best suited to tropical and frost free warm temperate areas and likes a sunny, moist spot on well drained soil. (RPS.com) Editing by edric.

Culture

Cold Hardiness Zone: 10a humid

Comments and Curiosities



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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