Dypsis metallica

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Dypsis (DIP-sis)
metallica (meh-tahl-LEEK-ah)
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Floribunda Palms, Hawaii. Photo by Dr. Scott Zona.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Dypsis (DIP-sis)
metallica (meh-tahl-LEEK-ah)
None set.
Native Continent
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Habit: Solitary, but caespitose.
Leaf type: Entire bifid.
Survivability index
Common names
Vernacular Name: Sinkiara. Dialect: Betsimisaraka.

Habitat and Distribution

Endemic to Madagascar. Antsiranana, Antalaha, Masoala Peninsula, Sahamalaza, Iketra,
Madagascar. Photo by Dr. John Dransfield, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Palmweb.
Tanany Rabepierre; alt. 40 meters.


Colonial palm with stems to 5 m tall, stems solitary but caespitose, about 1-2 cm in diam. internodes 3 cm near crown, dark green with reddish indument; 9-10 leaves in crown, crownshaft purplish-brown, leaves entire bifid, exremely coriaceous, very glossy with a yellow mid line; inflorescence; interfoliar tinged yellowish branched to 2 orders. "Heath forest" developed on white sand on a river terrace. Editing by edric.


Comments and Curiosities

External Links


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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