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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.
Accessions: 8 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

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. Bailey, L. H. 1942. Palms of the Mascarenes. Gentes Herbarum 6:102-104.
  2. Beccari, O. & R. E. G. Pichi-Sermoli. 1955. Subfamiliae arecoidearum palmae gerontogeae: tribuum et generum conspectus. Webbia 11:164-165.
  3. Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. 1976-. Flores des Mascareignes.
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  5. Govaerts, R. & J. Dransfield. 2005. World checklist of palms.
  6. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  7. Moore, H. E., Jr. 1963. An annotated checklist of cultivated palms. Principes 7:124.
  8. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  9. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=1071. Accessed 3 June 2020.