Dypsis decaryi (Jum.) Beentje & J. Dransf.

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Synonyms: Neodypsis decaryi Jum.
Common names: Triangle palm (English)
Description: Solitary palm. Leaf bases bulging and overlapping, pale, almost white, bearing reddish tomentum. Leaves pinnate, reduplicate, radiating in 3 vertical rows (hence the common name). Leaflets blue-green or grey-green with brown ramenta on the underside near the rhachis. Inflorescence to 1.5 m long, branched to 3 orders. Male and female flowers in same inflorescence, creamy yellow. Fruits yellow-green.
Derivation of specific name: decaryi: after French naturalist Raymond Decary (1891-1973), who collected the type specimen.
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Worldwide distribution: Endemic to Madagascar.
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dypsis decaryi
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dypsis decaryi
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JSTOR Plant Science: Dypsis decaryi
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dypsis decaryi
Plants of the World Online: Dypsis decaryi
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Wikipedia: Dypsis decaryi

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: Species information: Dypsis decaryi.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=233440, retrieved 16 April 2024

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