Acanthophoenix rubra

Synonymy: Unknown Distribution: Mauritius
Common names: Unknown Conservation status: Endangered

Juvenile palm in cultivation

Seedling photos

A rare palm from Mauritius with a spiny stem, and in serious danger of extinction because of 
the collection of 'palm cabbage'. Very much a collector's item, and rarely offered for sale.

Photo courtesy and copyright 2000, Martin Gibbons & Tobias Spanner, The Rare Palm Seeds Site. Middle and bottom photos copyright 2001, Jody Haynes.

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