Acanthophoenix rubra
Scientific Name: Acanthophoenix rubra
Acanthophoenix rubra

Size: 60 feet tall (18 m)
Min. Temperature: 30F (-1C)
Water Requirements: Regular water
Sun Requirements: Light shade
Origin: Reunion and Mauritius Islands
Leaf: Pinnate, Black spines on blackish petiole.
Trunk: Brown crownshaft covered with black spines.,
Flower: Flower stalk coming from below the crownshaft.

The name A. crinita is, apparently, synonymous however specimens cultivated under this name in the Jardin Botanique de Curepipe, Mauritius, appear more robust and less colourful. In 1804 this species was placed in the genus Areca and by another author described as a Calamus.

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