Dypsis pervillei (Baill.) Beentje & J.Dransf. (1995:269)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Haplodypsis pervillei Baill. in Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 2: 1167 (1894); Neophloga pervillei (Baill.) Becc. in Beibl. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 87: 26 (1906)


Conservation Status

Extinct (in the Wild?) (Humphreys et al., 2019) or Rediscovered (in the Wild?) [by implication] (Rakotoarinivo et al., 2014)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered


Was considered Extinct in the Wild by (Dransfield & Beentje, 1995 fide Rakotoarinivo et al., 2014), but was later downlisted to Critically Endangered (Rakotoarinivo et al., 2014), implying that it was Rediscovered (in the Wild?).





Biology & Ecology










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. and Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, 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. [Supplementary Dataset 1]

null. (1998). Dypsis pervillei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T195968A8986124. Accessed on 11 February 2024.

Rakotoarinivo, M. and Dransfield, J. (2012). Dypsis pervillei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T195968A2437507. Accessed on 11 February 2024.

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.

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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