Dypsis plurisecta Jum. (1918:35)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Missing (Rakotoarinivo & Dransfield, 2012 [as "possibly extinct"]) or Extinct (Humphreys et al., 2019; POWO, 2024)

Last record: 1919 (Rakotoarinivo & Dransfield, 2012)

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient


Was considered Extinct in the Wild by (Dransfield & Beentje, 1995 fide Rakotoarinivo et al., 2014), but this was later changed to Data Deficient by (Rakotoarinivo et al., 2014).


"For example, three species from the Bay of Antongil region, Dypsis lucens, D. monostachya and D. plurisecta have not been seen in the wild since 1930; their habitats would correspond to the coastal plain currently converted into cultivated fields around the town of Maroantsetra. Despite recent expeditions to the forests around this town, and to Masoala National Park and Makira Natural Park, these species remain to be rediscovered."

(Rakotoarinivo et al., 2020:29)





Biology & Ecology










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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 plurisecta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T195964A8986100. Accessed on 11 February 2024.

POWO. (2024). Dypsis plurisecta Jum. Plants of the World Online (online resource). Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom. Available at: [Accessed 10 February 2024]

Rakotoarinivo, Mijoro, Andriambololonera, Sylvie R., Beentje, Henk J., Couvreur, Thomas L. P., Rafidison, Verohanitra M., Rahanitriniaina, Volatiana, Ramamonjisoa, Lolona, Rapanarivo, Solo H. J. V., Turk, Robert D., Baker, William J. and Dransfield, John. (2020). Strategy for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Palms of Madagascar. Sud Expert Plantes Développement Durable (SEP2D). 52 pp.

Rakotoarinivo, M. and Dransfield, J. (2012). Dypsis plurisecta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T195964A2437052. Downloaded on 30 April 2017.

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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