Dictyosperma album

COMMON NAME

Princess palm, Hurricane palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

The common name of Hurricane palm comes from its ability to withstand strong winds by easily shedding leaves.  It is nearly extinct in habitat, because of wholesale conversion to farmland.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Mascarene Islands in the Indian Ocean (Mauritius, RĂ©union and Rodrigues)

NATIVE HABITAT

Can be found growing, from sea level to an altitude of 2,000 feet. Living in the coastal forests of the Mascarenes, they experience warm temperatures, high humidity and regular rainfall.

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

wikipedia.org

llifle.com



Dictyosperma album