Chrysalidocarpus carlsmithii (J.Dransf. & Marcus) Eiserhardt & W.J.Baker (2022:1183)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Dypsis carlsmithii J.Dransf. & Marcus in Palms 46: 48 (2002)


Conservation Status

Rediscovered in the Wild (cf. Rakotoarinivo & Dransfield, 2012)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



eastern Madagascar


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Dransfield, J. and Marcus, J. (2002). Dypsis 'stumpy'. Palms 46(1): 47-51.


Other references:

Dransfield, John and Beentje, Henk Jaap. (1995). The Palms of Madagascar. Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and The International Palm Society, Richmond.

Eiserhardt, Wolf L., Bellot, Sidonie, Cowan, Robyn S., Dransfield, John, Hansen, Lars Emil S. F., Heyduk, Karolina, Rabarijaona, Romer N., Rakotoarinivo, Mijoro and Baker, William J. (2022). Phylogenomics and generic limits of Dypsidinae (Arecaceae), the largest palm radiation in Madagascar. Taxon 71(6): 1170-1195.

Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Holmes, Branden. (2021). What's Lost and What Remains: The Sixth Extinction in 100 Accounts (eBook). Self published.

Palmpedia. (2016). Dypsis carlsmithii. Available from: [Accessed 15 August 2021]

Rakotoarinivo, M. (2008). Analyse de la distribution et de la conservation des Palmiers (Arecaceae) de Madagascar par l'utilisation du systeme d'information geographique. Biologie et Ecologie Vegetale, University of Antananarivo.

Rakotoarinivo, M. and Dransfield, J. (2012). Dypsis carlsmithii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T195918A2432467. Downloaded on 15 August 2021.

Rakotoarinivo, Mijoro, Dransfield, John, Bachman, Steven P., Moat, Justin and Baker, William J. (2014). Comprehensive Red List Assessment Reveals Exceptionally High Extinction Risk to Madagascar Palms. PLoS ONE 9(7): e103684.


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