Dypsis hovomantsina

COMMON NAME

Hovomantsina (Betsimisaraka; 'mantsina' means stinking).

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

An impressive Solitary palm.  The leaf-sheaths are distinct from any other, with their lower parts white-waxy and a golden-brown furry part at the very top. The name comes directly from the local name, which means stinking and refers to the smelly palm-heart. Only known from two sites, both of which are under pressure from agriculture; populations consist of few individuals.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Madagascar. Only known from Maroantsetra and Mananara

NATIVE HABITAT

Rain forest, steep slopes either near valley bottom or near ridge crest

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

tropical.theferns.info

plantsoftheworldonline.org



Dypsis hovomantsina