602.000 Dypsis Mart.


Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Monoecious palms, growing in clusters, Trunks erect with conspicuous nodal rings, unarmed. Leaves: bases yellowish, forming a distinct crownshaft; lamina pinnate, unarmed, reduplicate; segments lanceolate, evenly spaced, ascending. Inflorescence axillary below the crown of leaves, paniculate, branching in 3 orders. Flowers sessile in triads. Sepals 3, free, imbricate. Petals 3, briefly connate basally, valvate. Fruit a drupe, ellipsoid, exocarp yellow, smooth. Seeds ovoid.

Worldwide: 144 species in Tanzania, Comoros and Madagascar.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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decaryi (Jum.) Beentje & J. Dransf.Description
lutescens (H. Wendl.) Beentje & J. Dransf.

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Dypsis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dypsis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Dypsis
Wikipedia: Dypsis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dypsis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dypsis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Dypsis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1672, retrieved 17 August 2022

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