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Dypsis lutescens (yellow butterfly palm)

Synonyms: Areca flavescens; Chrysalidocarpus baronii littoralis; Chrysalidocarpus baronii var. littoralis; Chrysalidocarpus glaucescens; Chrysalidocarpus lutescens (homotypic)

Wikipedia Abstract

Dypsis lutescens, also known as bamboo palm, golden cane palm, areca palm, yellow palm, or butterfly palm, is a species of flowering plant in the Arecaceae family, native to Madagascar and naturalized in the Andaman Islands, Réunion, El Salvador, Cuba, Puerto Rico, southern Florida, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, the Leeward Islands and the Venezuelan Antilles.
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Fruit Conspicuous [1]  Yes
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Tree
Height [1]  23 feet (7 m)
Fruit Color [1]  Yellow

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 177278 Hawaii, United States


External References

USDA Plant Profile


Attributes / relations provided by
1Kissling, W. Daniel et al. (2019), Data from: PalmTraits 1.0, a species-level functional trait database for palms worldwide, v4, Dryad, Dataset,
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
5Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
6An investigation into the role of the Mauritian flying fox, Pteropus niger, in forest regeneration, Dorte Friis Nyhagen, Stephen David Turnbull, Jens Mogens Olesen, Carl G. Jones, Biological Conservation 122 (2005) 491–497
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0