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