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Acanthophoenix

Wikipedia Abstract

Acanthophoenix is a genus of flowering plants in the palm family from the Mascarene Islands in the Indian Ocean, where they are commonly called palmiste rouge. A genus long in flux, three species are currently recognized, though unsustainable levels of harvesting for their edible palm hearts have brought them all to near extinction in habitat. They are closely related to the Tectiphiala and Deckenia genera, differing in the shape of the staminate flower. The name combines the Greek words for "thorn" and "date palm".
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Species

Acanthophoenix crinita (Attributes)
Acanthophoenix rousselii (Attributes)
Acanthophoenix rubra (Barbel palm) (Critically Endangered) (Attributes)

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