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Dypsis madagascariensis (Becc.) Beentje & J.Dransf.

Family Name: Arecaceae (Palmae)
Synonyms: Chrysalidocarpus lucubensis, Acanthophoenix madagascariensis, Acanthophoenix oleraceus
Common Name: Malagasy Palm, Butterfly Palm, Lucuba Palm, Mahajanga Palm, Farihazo, Hirihiry, Kizohazo
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Roadside Tree / Palm Suckering Trunks Palm


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Palm (Cluster Palm, Solitary Palm)


Native Distribution Madagascar

Landscaping Features

Landscape Uses Roadside Tree / Palm

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 2.5 (Palm - Solitary)

Non - Foliar and Storage

Trunk Type (Palm) Suckering Trunks, Aboveground

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Master ID 1330
Species ID 2623
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Species record last updated on: 14 October 2021.