A new species from lowland humid forest, near crest, steep slope, 544 m elevation, Fianarantsoa Vondrozo, Madagascar. A clustering species, in tuft of 4 stems, 4 m tall, leaves entire bifid, 12 in the crown, leaf blade shiny green, inflorescence interfoliar, branched to 1 order, rachillae glabrous.
A new, more numerous population has been discovered on Mt. Ivohibe in the south of Madagascar growing on steep slopes and ridge-tops. In some places this is the dominent species.
Native to, Madagascar
Aproximately 300 m in the south to 544 m elevation in the north.