602.000 Dypsis Mart.


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

Description of the genus

Palms, clustered, trunks erect with conspicuous nodal rings; unarmed. Leaves bases unarmed, yellowish, forming 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; bracts peduncular, caduceus, tubular. Flowers sepals 3 free, imbricate; petals 3 briefly connate basally, valvate. Fruit drupes, ellipsoid, exocarp yellow, smooth. Seeds ovoid.

Worldwide: 144 species in Tanzania, Comoros and Madagascar.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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lutescens (H. Wendl.) Beentje & J. Dransf.

Other sources of information about Dypsis:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Dypsis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dypsis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Dypsis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dypsis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dypsis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Dypsis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Dypsis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1672, retrieved 10 August 2020

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