Dypsis amboza

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Dypsis (DIP-sis)
amboza (ahm-BOH-zah)
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Gold Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia. Photo by Daryl O'Connor.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Dypsis (DIP-sis)
amboza (ahm-BOH-zah)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Pinnate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Dypsis amboza is endemic to Madagascar.
Brisbane, Australia, photo by Clayton York, Utopia Palms & Cycads.


Clustering understory palm.


Cold Hardiness Zone: 10a

Comments and Curiosities

"This is a reasonably common species in QLD collections. It is supposed to have a high water requirement, and I have seen palms planted in ponds, but from personal experience it is also very drought tolerant." (Daryl O'Connor).

External Links


Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

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

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

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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