Dypsis canescens (Jum. & H.Perrier) Beentje & J.Dransf.



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Chrysalidocarpus canescens Jum. & H.Perrier


Conservation Status

Extinct (Humphreys et al., 2019)

Last record: 1913

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Sambirano area, Madagascar (northwest)


Biology & Ecology










Dransfield, J. and Beentje, H.J. 1995. Palms of Madagascar. Royal Botanic Garden, Kew.

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.

POWO. 2018. Plants of the World online. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Rakotoarinivo, M. & Dransfield, J. 2012. Dypsis canescens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T38525A2872101. 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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