Dypsis decaryi (Jum.) Beentje & J.Dransfield

Triangle Palm

Solitary palm. Trunk to 6 m tall, woody. Crownshaft absent. Leaves stiffly erect to arching, arising in 3 rows, imparting a triangular appearance, the leaf bases chalky white. Leaflets 55-97 each side, narrow, greyish, the lowermost leaflets developed into filamentous reins. Panicle arising among the leaves. Fruit round, about 2 cm across, greyish white. [Neodypsis decaryi Jum.]


Very popular in the tropics but proving to be adaptable in warm temperate regions. Also useful indoors. Rare in nature but well-established in cultivation.

Stiffly erect to arching feathery leaves arising in 3 ranks; chalky white leaf bases; lower leaflets extending as reins.

NSW: Sydney (Royal Botanic Garden Sydney).

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
genus        Dypsis Mart.