Dypsis crinita

COMMON NAME

Vonitra Palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

D. crinita possesses a growth habit rare in palms: It is simultaneously clustering and branching.  Upper stems are covered with fibers, known as piassava, which emanate from leaf sheaths, it can be thought of as Madagascar’s Old Man Palm

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Madagascar

NATIVE HABITAT

Inhabits the sides of small rocky streams and rivers in rainforests in the north of Madagascar.

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

pacsoa.org

iucnredlist.org



Dypsis crinita