Dypsis humblotiana (Baill.) Beentje & J.Dransf., Palms Madagascar : 221 (1995)

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Introduction

  • INSUFFICIENTLY KNOWN SPECIES The material of this species is too scanty for us to say much about it, or to include it in the key. The name refers to the collector of the type, Léon Humblot. (J. Dransfield & H. Beentje, The Palms of Madagascar. 1995)A

Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Madagascarpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Comoro Islands: Grand Comore. (J. Dransfield & H. Beentje, The Palms of Madagascar. 1995)A

Discussion

  • Labels on the type sheets bear the number 338 in profusion, but the single label with date and locality has the number 1338. (J. Dransfield & H. Beentje, The Palms of Madagascar. 1995)A

Biology And Ecology

  • Forest; no further data. (J. Dransfield & H. Beentje, The Palms of Madagascar. 1995)A

Conservation

  • Unknown. (J. Dransfield & H. Beentje, The Palms of Madagascar. 1995)A

Common Name

  • Not recorded. (J. Dransfield & H. Beentje, The Palms of Madagascar. 1995)A

Uses

  • Not recorded. (J. Dransfield & H. Beentje, The Palms of Madagascar. 1995)A

Description

  • TRUNK to 15 m tall, to 15 cm diam. LEAVES with the rachis in mid leaf 1.5-2 cm wide, keeled, glabrous; leaflets probably regular with an interval of 1.7-2.3 cm, median 64-70 x 2.7-3 cm, occasionally with a single ramentum to 1 cm long proximally, otherwise glabrous, main vein 1, and thickened margins, apices unequally acute. INFLORESCENCE branched to 2 or more orders, probably to 3 orders; rachillae 9-12 cm long, c. 1.5 mm diam., glabrous, with distant superficial triads, with proud rachilla bracts with rounded apices. STAMINATE FLOWER buds (very young) with sepals 1.3-1.5 x 1.2-1.5 mm; petals < 0.8 x 0.8 mm; stamens 6, uniseriate (at least at this stage), < 0.7 mm high. PISTILLATE FLOWERS not seen. FRUIT not seen. (J. Dransfield & H. Beentje, The Palms of Madagascar. 1995)A

Materials Examined

  • Grande Comore: Combani forest, Oct. 1884 (bud), Humblot 1338 or 338 (K, P; type). (J. Dransfield & H. Beentje, The Palms of Madagascar. 1995)A

Bibliography

A. J. Dransfield & H. Beentje, The Palms of Madagascar. 1995
B. World Checklist of Arecaceae