Acanthophoenix rubra

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Acanthophoenix rubra (Bory) H.Wendl.

Arecaceae

Life form: tree

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Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: not specified
Fruit: berry

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Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Canopy: single-stemmed palm, cycad, or similar tree

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Arecidae
Superordo:
Arecanae
Ordo:
Arecales

Acanthophoenix rubra is a tree.

Naming

Acanthophoenix rubra was already described and the name validly published by Jean Baptiste Geneviève Marcellin Bory. It was Hermann Wendland, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Acanthophoenix rubra is a species in the genus Acanthophoenix which contains approximately 3 to 4 species and belongs to the family of the Arecaceae (Palm Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The trees have a single-stemmed palmlike habit and reach heights of 16 to 18 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Acanthophoenix rubra is evergreen. The leaves are dark-green.

Flowers and Fruits

Acanthophoenix rubra produces panicles of ligth-yellow flowers.

The trees produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Acanthophoenix rubra is native to the Mascarene Island.

Cultivation

The trees prefer sandy loam. The trees tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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