Dypsis sp. 'Mayotte'

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Dypsis (DIP-sis)
sp. 'Mayotte'
Pastel dypsis de mayotte.jpg
Martinique island. Photo-tipalm.fr
Scientific Classification
Genus: Dypsis (DIP-sis)
sp. 'Mayotte'
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Pinnate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Mayotte Island, Communaute Territoriale of France, not part of the
Mayotte Island. "Photo by Olivier Reilhes".
Republic of the Grande Comore Islands.



Cold Hardiness Zone: 10a

Comments and Curiosities

Up until last year, we were selling seeds of this palm as Dypsis cabadae; however, as it turns out, it is not D. cabadae, which was said to have "only recently been rediscovered in the wild in the Sohoa rainforest on the Comoro Islands." After a closer inspection of the palms from which our seeds come, it appears that what we have is a completely new, apparently undescribed species with characteristics similar to both D. cabadae and D. lanceolata. It is a midsized, clustering palm with leathery, dark, glossy green leaves; oblong, scarlet red fruits; and slim, attractively ringed, slender, bluish green trunks. It is easy to germinate and fast growing and will thrive in both tropical and subtropical climates. (RPS.com) Editing by edric.

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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).

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