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Acanthophoenix rubra (Barbel palm)

Synonyms: Areca cincta; Areca herbstii; Areca rubra; Calamus dealbatus; Sublimia centennina

Wikipedia Abstract

The Barbel palm (Acanthophoenix rubra) is a critically endangered palm endemic to Mauritius, Rodrigues, and La Reunion that is prized for its edible palm hearts.It is also known as the red- or yellow- Barbel palm, red palm, Mascarene Islands cabbage palm, and palmiste rouge, palmiste bourre, palmiste des bois, palmiste des hauts, palmiste épineux, palmiste zépines, palmiste piquant in French.This palm was first described as Areca rubra by French naturalist Jean Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent in 1804 and classified by German botanist Hermann Wendland in its own genus Acanthophoenix in 1867.
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Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
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Allergen Potential [1]  Medium


Mauritius, SE. Réunion;



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