Dypsis lutescens

COMMON NAME

Golden cane palm, Areca palm, Yellow palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

Dypsis lutescens is one of the world's most common palms as a result of its extensive use as an indoor 'plantscaping' specimen. In this trade it is referred as an Areca Palm, although it does not belong to the palm genus of Areca. It can also be seen used extensively as a hedge in more tropical situations. It generally carries a yellow cast to its parts, although there appears to be greener variations, and even one with a bluish cast to the beautiful recurving fronds.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Madagascar and South India

NATIVE HABITAT

The species occurs mainly in swampy areas along the white sand dunes in the littoral of the Indian Ocean but it may be also found on alluvium at much higher elevations (up to 300 m) in Mananara Avaratra, Makira and Daraina.

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

wikipedia.org

iucnredlist.org



Dypsis lutescens