Dypsis lutescens (Wendl.) Beentje & Dransf.
Synonym : Chrysalidocarpus lutescens Wendl.
Family : Arecaceae
Local Names : Manjapanna, Yellow palm
Flowering and fruiting period: Throughout the year
Distribution: Native of Madagascar
Habitat: Grown as garden plant
IUCN status: Near threatened
Uses: Ornamental, hedge plant
Key Characters: Dypsis lutescens have smooth stem, up to 7.5 cm in diameter, greyish-green, ringed with distinct leaf scars; crownshaft yellowish-green. Fronds pinnate, yellowish-green to bright green (usually the older fronds will have leaflets with yellowish tips), spirally-arranged, soft, gracefully arching outward and downward, 1.6 to 2 m long, consisting of about 40 to 50 pairs of narrowly lanceolate leaflets. Inflorescences yellow, occurring at the base of the crownshaft. Fruits oblong, about 1.7 cm long, asymmetric, ripening from yellow to purple.