triangle palm Arecaceae Dypsis
decaryi (Jum.) Beentje & J.Dransf. symbol: --
Leaf: Alternate, pinnately compound, up to 15 feet long; individual leaflets, lance shaped and up to 5 feet long, yellow-green, gracefully arching, underside with thin scales; rachis gray- to red-pubescent; the leaf base forms a triangle.
Flower: Species is monoecious; borne on dense many-branched clusters to 4 feet long that grow from the axils of the lower leaves, yellow-green, appearing year-round.
Fruit: Fleshy drupe, round, 1 inch in diameter, initially pale and glaucous blue-black.
Bark: Light grayish brown, ringed, becoming fibrous.
Form: Tall, slender, straight tree reaching up to 50 feet tall (but usually much shorter), with a graceful feathery top.
Additional Range Information: Dypsis decaryi is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape cultivaton. See the full-size PDF map.
All material © 2019 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson; Silvics reprinted from Ag Handbook 654; range map source information