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Palmae: Dypsis remotifolia

M.Rakotoarinivo, 27/07/06

Species

Dypsis remotifolia J.Dransf.

Original Distribution

East Madagascar

Description

Plants currently have complete leaves.Bronze new leaf.

Number of Specimens at Kew

1

Specimen Type (Y/N)

N

Kew Herbcat Barcode Number

K000518104

Collector

M.Rakotoarinivo

Collector Number

RMJ234

Date Collected

27th July 2006

Other Information

Loose in cover. Dypsis is a morphologically diverse genus restricted to Madagascar and adjacent islands. The genus has recently been revised and substantially expanded by J. Dransfield and H. J. Beentje (1995b). The most familiar species, D. lutescens (H. Wendland) Beentje & J. Dransfield, is hardly representative of the astonishing diversity in growth form, leaf shape, floral details, and fruit morphology found in the genus.

Information Sources

Dransfield, J. & Beentje, H.J. (1995). Palms of Madagascar. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.Walter, K.S. and Gillett, H.J. (eds.) (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre IUCN The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.