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  Dypsis leptocheilos
  Family Name : Arecaceae (Palmae)

  Synonyms : Dypsis darianii, Neodypsis leptocheilos

  Common Names : Redneck Palm, Teddy Bear Palm

  Chinese Name : 红茎三角椰子

Redneck Palm,Teddy Bear Palm
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Palm (Solitary Palm)
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Maximum Height :
      12 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      West Madagascar
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: A handsome, solitary, slender, relatively slow-growing, medium-sized palm bearing large, ascending to spreading, feather-shaped fronds and a brilliant contrast between its fuzzy red crownshaft and white trunk.
      Trunk: Trunk solitary, white, waxy, powdery, prominently ringed with old leaf scars; crownshaft fuzzy red, powdery.
      Foliage: Fronds pinnate (feather-shaped), glossy, ascending to spreading; leaflets dark green, pendulous, 45 cm long and 2.5 cm wide; leaf sheathes, red and fuzzy.
      [Others]: Flower: Inflorescences branched, cream, up to 1 m long, emerging from below the leaves Fruit: Fruits globose, dark brown.Etmology: The genus epithet 'Dypsis' is derived from the Greek 'dyptein', to dip or dive, in reference to its dipping tips of the fronds. Its species epithet 'leptocheilos' comes from two words in Latin, 'thin' and 'lip'. Its red and fuzzy leaf sheathes and crownshaft give rise to its common names, teddy bear palm and redneck palm.
      Cultivation :
      An easily grown palm which prefers full sun, but can also do well in partial shade. It likes constant moisture, as well as soils that drain well. It has a lovely green bamboo-like trunk which is covered in a white powder by which will remain long when well protected, giving the trunk an almost white appearance. Propagate by seeds, which germinate 2 to 4 months. It is best to soak seeds in warm water overnight before sowing.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      2.5 (Palm - Solitary)
  • Non-Foliar & Storage
    • Trunk Type (Palm) :
      Aboveground (Single Obvious Trunk)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Cream / Off-White
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :

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