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Useful Tropical Plants

Dypsis ankaizinensis

(Jum.) Beentje & J.Dransf.

Arecaceae

+ Synonyms

Chrysalidocarpus ankaizinensis Jum.

Neodypsis lobata Jum.

Common Name:

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General Information

Dypsis ankaizinensis is a robust-growing, solitary-stemmed evergreen palm[
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Title
Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia.
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Author
 
Website
http://www.pacsoa.org.au/
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0
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Description
Contains at least a little information on the majority of palm and cycad species, plus a wealth of photographs. A first class website.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.
This species has not been recorded from the wild since 1924 - however, the the range of this species has been poorly explored botanically and a detailed search in the area is likely to find specimens. Threats to it are unknown, but over-exploitation for the palm heart may be a problem if the population is very small. The plant is classified as 'Data Deficient' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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0
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A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.

Range

Africa - northern Madagascar.

Habitat

Humid montane forest, growing on the summit part of the Tsaratanana mountains at elevations between 1,700 - 2,400 metres[
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IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Properties

Conservation StatusData Deficient
Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Leaves - cooked[
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Title
Heart of Palm Use: A Family Survey
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Author
Scott Zona, Ph.D.
Website
http://www.virtualherbarium.org/palmresearch/Hearts_of_Palm_table.html
Publisher
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Virtual Herbarium.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line article listing the botanical names and range of palm trees that have an edible apical bud.
]. The apical bud, known as a 'palm heart', is eaten as a vegetable[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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763
Title
Heart of Palm Use: A Family Survey
Publication
 
Author
Scott Zona, Ph.D.
Website
http://www.virtualherbarium.org/palmresearch/Hearts_of_Palm_table.html
Publisher
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Virtual Herbarium.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line article listing the botanical names and range of palm trees that have an edible apical bud.
]. A slightly bitter flavour[
763
Title
Heart of Palm Use: A Family Survey
Publication
 
Author
Scott Zona, Ph.D.
Website
http://www.virtualherbarium.org/palmresearch/Hearts_of_Palm_table.html
Publisher
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Virtual Herbarium.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line article listing the botanical names and range of palm trees that have an edible apical bud.
]. Eating this bud leads to the death of the plant because it is unable to make side-shoots[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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Medicinal

The plant (parts not specified but probably the bark and/or the fruits) is used in the treatment of headaches, jaundice and hepatitis; and also as an aid to lactation[
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Title
Assessing Ethnobotanical Knowledge and Resources, Lokaro Reserve, SE Madagascar
Publication
 
Author
Lehman A.D.
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
A thesis, in PDF format, by Ashley Davis Lehman of the University of Montana, Missoula, MT.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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