Dypsis sp. 'chamaedorea'

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Dypsis (DIP-sis)
sp. 'chamaedorea'
DcIMG 0370 Dypsis sp aff lokohoensis.jpg
Madagascar. Photo by Clayton York, Utopia Palms & Cycads.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Dypsis (DIP-sis)
sp. 'chamaedorea'
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Entire bifid.
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Madagascar. Photo by Clayton York, Utopia Palms & Cycads.



Cold Hardiness Zone: 10a

Comments and Curiosities

"This is an entire leaf Dypsis and although the photos do not show it these plants are bluish in colour, I have some seedlings here in the nursery that I will list some photos of that might show this colour a little better, this species grows to around 3m tall and holds these entire bifid leaves that do not seem to have much of notch/cut in the leaf making the leaf near entire. This looks also possibly to be a New species.? The seed has a homogenous endosperm. Here are some habitat photos first then some cultivated photos of some seedlings, which almost look like some sort of Chamaedorea palm, so maybe Dypsis chamaedorea would be a good name for this species..? As many people have mistaken these for Chamaedorea palms in the nursery. The colour of this species is simular to that of Chamaedorea sullivanorum even the seedlings look simular." (Clayton York, Utopia Palms & Cycads) 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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