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Dypsis pinnatifrons

Family Name: Arecaceae (Palmae)
Synonyms: Dypsis gracilis, Dypsis sambiranensis
Common Name: Ambolo, Lafa, Hova
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Single Obvious Trunk Palm


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Palm (Solitary Palm)


Native Distribution Madagascar

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) Single Obvious Trunk, Aboveground

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Master ID 1331
Species ID 2624
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Species record last updated on: 14 October 2021.