Dypsis canaliculata (Jum.) Beentje & J.Dransf.



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Neodypsis canaliculatus Jum.


Conservation Status

Last record: 1951

Rediscovered in 2001

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered


Still listed as extinct by (Humphreys et al., 2019)





Biology & Ecology










Byg, A. and Balslev, H. (2001). Diversity and use of palms in Zahamena, eastern Madagascar. Biodiversity and Conservation 10: 951-970.

Dransfield, J. and Beentje, H. 1995. The Palms of Madagascar. Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and The International Palm Society, Richmond.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Oldfield, Sara, Lusty, Charlotte and MacKinven, Amy (compilers). (1998). The World List of Threatened Trees. Cambridge, U.K.: World Conservation Press. 650 pp.

Rakotoarinivo, M. & Dransfield, J. 2012. Dypsis canaliculata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T38524A2871955. Downloaded on 29 April 2017.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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