An impressive, very large Dypsis from lowland rainforest in northeastern Madagascar that forms a robust trunk to about 20 m (66 ft.) tall and up to 60 cm (2 ft.) in diameter at the base. The huge, swollen leafbases are up to 1 m (40 in.) long but do not form a closed crownshaft. The pinnate, slightly plumose leaves are about 3 m (10 ft.) long and form a large, spreading crown. A magnificent palm mainly for the tropics.