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Taxon: Acanthophoenix rubra (Bory) H. Wendl.

Genus: Acanthophoenix
Family: Arecaceae (alt.Palmae)
Subfamily: Arecoideae
Tribe: Areceae
Subtribe: Oncospermatinae
Nomen number: 1071
Place of publication: Ann. Gén. Hort. 16:181. 1867
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 17-Apr-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 8 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • barbel palm  (Source: F Mascar) - English
  • Mascarene Islands cabbage palm  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • red barbel palm  (Source: Pl Names) - English
  • palmiste bourre  (Source: F Mascar) - French
  • palmiste des bois  (Source: F Mascar) - French
  • palmiste épineux  (Source: F Mascar) - French
  • palmiste piquant  (Source: F Mascar) - French
  • palmiste rouge  (Source: F Mascar) - French
  • Bartelpalme  (Source: Zander Ency) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Human food: vegetable

Distributional Range:


    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Mauritius, Reunion


    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Mauritius, Reunion


  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Bailey, L. H. 1942. Palms of the Mascarenes (Gentes Herbarum) 6:102-104.
  3. Beccari, O. & R. E. G. Pichi-Sermoli 1955. Subfamiliae arecoidearum palmae gerontogeae: tribuum et generum conspectus (Webbia) 11:164-165.
  4. Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. Flores des Mascareignes. (F Mascar)
  5. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  6. Govaerts, R. & J. Dransfield World checklist of palms. (L Palms)
  7. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  8. Moore, H. E., Jr. 1963. An annotated checklist of cultivated palms (Principes) 7:124.
  9. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)

Check other web resources for Acanthophoenix rubra (Bory) H. Wendl. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=1071. Accessed 12 December 2018.