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: 3 cultivated taxa.

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

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dypsis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dypsis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dypsis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dypsis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Dypsis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dypsis
JSTOR Plant Science: Dypsis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dypsis
Plants of the World Online: Dypsis
Tropicos: Dypsis
Wikipedia: Dypsis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Dypsis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1672, retrieved 15 April 2024

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