Dypsis brevicaulis in Sainte-Luce, Tolagnaro, Madagascar, October 2008, in littoral forest on white sand (Photo: John Dransfield)
Dypsis brevicaulis (Guillaumet) Beentje & J.Dransf.
Critically Endangered (CR) according to IUCN Red List criteria.
Evergreen forest; on white sand or laterite.
About this species
The leaves of Dypsis brevicaulis, a rare palm found in very small numbers at only a few sites in Madagascar, appear to grow directly out of the ground, hence its Latin epithet brevicaulis, which means ‘short-stemmed’.