Dypsis gronophyllum in the lowland humid evergreen forests of Vondrozo, Madagascar (Photo: John Dransfield)
Dypsis gronophyllum Rakotoarin. & J.Dransf.
Critically Endangered (CR) according to IUCN Red List criteria.
Lowland humid evergreen forest on white sands, in valley bottoms in very humid forest.
About this species
Dypsis gronophyllum is a rare palm found in very small numbers at a few sites in Madagascar, and has leaves which appear as though they have been ‘nibbled’ by animals, hence its Latin epithet ‘gronophyllum’, which describes the eroded or grooved leaves.