Endemic to Madagascar, the Orania trispatha is a very rare palm species found mainly on the northeastern part of the island facing the Indian Ocean. With habitats varying from lowland up to highland tropical rain forest, this tree is commonly found near to rivers or even also found growing in swamp forest, with altitude range from 50 m to 400 m above sea level.
Want to “virtually explore” the Merwin Palm Collection? Search through our archive of Palm Facts of the Week, featuring palms hand-planted by W.S Merwin. To search through the Online Merwin Palm Database, visit this link.
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