Acanthophoenix rubra

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ARECALES PALMAE

Scientific Name: Acanthophoenix rubra
Species Authority: (Bory) H.Wendl.
Common Name(s):
French Palmiste Piquant, Palmiste Rouge

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Page, W.
History:
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:RĂ©union and south-west Mauritius. On the latter island only a single population of 150 mature individuals in Etoile valley in the eastern range remains viable. Regeneration is occasional.
Countries:
Native:
Mauritius; RĂ©union
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A palm tree of mixed moist forest, occurring between 250 and 650 m altitude.
Systems: Terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Seed production is monitored. This species is widely cultivated in gardens in Mauritius.

Bibliography [top]

Johnson, D. et al. 1997. Completed data collection forms for palms.

Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.


Citation: Page, W. 1998. Acanthophoenix rubra. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 August 2014.
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