Dypsis lutescens (H. Wendl.) Beentje & J. Dransfield

Golden Cane Palm

Clustering palm. Trunks to 6 m tall, slender, prominently ringed. Crownshaft short, often yellowish. Leaves arching, with a prominent yellowish midrib. Leaflets 44-59 on each side, narrow, at a moderately steep angle, bright green to yellowish-green. Panicle arising among the lower leaves. Fruit about 2 cm long, yellow. [Chrysalidocarpus lutescens H.Wendl., Areca lutescens of horticulture]


Occurs in littoral forest and heath in white sand. One of the world's most widely grown palms. Successful from tropical to temperate regions. Plants form large dense clumps and are excellent for screening purposes. Also used indoors in bright light.

Clustering palm with slender ringed trunks; short crownshaft; crown of arching feathery leaves with a yellowish midrib and narrow green to yellowish leaflets.

NSW: Sydney (Royal Botanic Garden Sydney). Vic: Melbourne (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (Melbourne Gardens)).

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.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Arecales
family       Arecaceae
genus        Dypsis Mart.