Dictyosperma H. Wendl. & Drude

Greek dictyon – net, sperma – seed, reference to seed coat.

A single-species genus. For description see D. album.

Fresh seed takes 2-4 months to germinate.

Sturdy palm with a prominent crownshaft and erect spear-like new feather leaves.

1 variable species from the Mascarene Islands.

Moore & Guého (1984).

Source: Jones, D; Spencer, R. (2005). Arecaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Arecales
family       Arecaceae
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