Sorting Oncosperma names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :


Oncosperma horridum (Griff.) Scheff.

SYNONYM(S) : Areca horrida Griff., Oncosperma horrida (Griff.) Scheff.

CHINESE : Ba ya ye zi.

ENGLISH : Thorny palm.

MALAY : Bayas (Malaysia), Nibong (Sarawak).

THAI : Lao cha on khao.


Photograph by Geoff Stein at the Virtual Palm Encyclopedia, Palm & Cycad Societies of Florida, Inc., USA.

Oncosperma tigillaria (Jack.) Ridl.

SYNONYM(S) : Areca tigillaria Jack., Oncosperma filamentosa Blume, Oncosperma filamentosum Blume

CHINESE : Ni bang ye zi.

ENGLISH : Nibong palm, Nibung palm, Wild palm.

JAPANESE : Nipon yashi.

MALAY : Nibung.

THAI : Lao cha on.


Photograph by Mike Gray at Palm & Cycad Societies of Australia.

General Bibliography


General & specific on-line


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < >.

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

USDA, ARS, 2002, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (16 January 2003).

Wang Zongxun et al. 1996, A New Latin, Chinese, English Botanical Nomenclature. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany. Aviation Industry Publisher, Beijing.

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.


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