Dypsis pinnatifrons

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Dypsis pinnatifrons Mart.

Arecaceae

Life form: tree
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   10

Arrangement: whorled
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: lanceolate

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: three-stellate
Fruit: berry

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Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Canopy: single-stemmed palm, cycad, or similar tree

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Arecidae
Superordo:
Arecanae
Ordo:
Arecales

Dypsis pinnatifrons is a tree.

Naming

Dypsis pinnatifrons was described by Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Dypsis pinnatifrons is a species in the genus Dypsis which contains approximately 145 to 150 species and belongs to the family of the Arecaceae (Palm Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The trees have a single-stemmed palmlike habit and reach heights of 8 to 12 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Dypsis pinnatifrons is evergreen. The imparipinnate leaves are whorled. The lanceolate leaflets are petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Dypsis pinnatifrons produces panicles of ligth-yellow three-stellate flowers.

The trees carry yellow berries.

Root System

Distribution

Dypsis pinnatifrons is native to Madagascar and the Comoros.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny to half-shady situation. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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