Dypsis brittiana Rakotoarin. (2009:138)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Missing (Rakotoarinivo & Dransfield, 2012)

Last (and only) record: March 2005 (Rakotoarinivo et al., 2009:138; Rakotoarinivo & Dransfield, 2012 [as 2005])

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)


This species was not rediscovered in 2007 (Rakotoarinivo et al., 2009:133).



northeastern, Madagascar


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Rakotoarinivo, Mijoro, Trudgen, Melinda S. and Baker, William J. (2009). The palms of Makira protected area, Madagascar. Palms 53(3): 125-146.


Other references:

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. H. A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Rakotoarinivo, M. and Dransfield, J. (2012). Dypsis brittiana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T195972A2437994. Downloaded on 27 December 2015.

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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