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Operculicarya hyphaenoides

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Photo by Olaf Pronk,
Laurette E.U.R.L.

Author: J.M.H.A. Perrier de la Bāthie, 1944
Origin:  South Western Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  18-40 Centimetres
Height:  150 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish Yellow / Dark Red?
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Anacardiaceae family was given this name by Joseph Marie Henry Alfred Perrier de la Bāthie in 1944. It is found in south western Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The stem can grow to 40 centimetres in diameter and 150 centimetres in height.

The genera name from Latin operculum; 'little lid' and Greek karyum; 'nut', referring to the lidded, nut-like seeds. The species name means ' looking like Hyphaene', a member of the Arecaceae family.

A. Randrianasolo  & P. P. Lowry, 2006: "This species can be recognized by its numerous small leaflets with strongly revolute margins and prominently raised venation on lower surface that forms deep cavities between veins".