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Hyophorbe indica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Subfamily: Arecoideae
Genus: Hyophorbe
  • Sublimia Comm. ex Mart
  • Mascarena L.H.Bailey

Hyophorbe is a genus of five known species of flowering plants in the Arecaceae family, native to the Mascarene Islands in the Indian Ocean.[1][2]

It contains the following species:[1]

  1. Hyophorbe amaricaulis Mart. - Mauritius, probably extinct
  2. Hyophorbe indica Gaertn. (Palmiste Poison) - Réunion
  3. Hyophorbe lagenicaulis (L.H.Bailey) H.E.Moore (Bottle Palm) - Mauritius
  4. Hyophorbe vaughanii L.H.Bailey - Mauritius
  5. Hyophorbe verschaffeltii H.Wendl. (Palmiste Marron) - Rodrigues Island


  1. ^ a b c World Checklist of Selected Plant Families: Hyophorbe
  2. ^ Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.