Perrier de la Bāthie,
||South Western Madagascar
||Greenish Yellow / Dark
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".