Dypsis cabadae

COMMON NAME

Cabadae palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

A clustering palm species that features dark green stems punctuated by nearly-white ringlike leaf scars. Over time it can reach 30 to 40 ft. in height and about 3½ in. in diameter.  Dr. Cabada, for whom the palm was named, obtained it for his garden near Cienfuegos from a ship captain whom he had asked to collect palms from his various destinations around the tropics.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Widespread in cultivation, but unknown from the wild: it might be from Madagascar or the Comoro Islands.

NATIVE HABITAT

Only known from cultivated plants

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

llifle.com



Dypsis cabadae