Sorting Rhapis names

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


Rhapis excelsa (Thunb.) A. Henry ex Rehder

SYNONYM(S) : Chamaerops excelsa Thunb., Rhapis flabelliformis L'Hér. ex Aiton, Trachycarpus excelsus (Thunb.) H. Wendl.

CHINESE : Zong zhu.

DANISH : Hørpalme.

DUTCH : Chinese windmolenpalm.

ENGLISH : Bamboo palm, Broad-leaved slender lady palm, Fern rhapis (as Rhapis flabelliformis), Ground rattan, Miniature fan palm, Slender lady palm.

FRENCH : Palmier éventail, Rhapis en éventail, Rhapis à feuilles larges.

GERMAN : Rhapispalme, Steckenpalme.

ITALIAN : Palma ventaglio.

KOREAN : Gwan eum jook (Gwan eum juk).

PORTUGUESE : Jupati (as R. flabelliformis - Brazil).

SPANISH : Palmera bambú.

THAI : .

VIETNAMESE : Awaiting feedback.

Rhapis gracilis Burret

CHINESE : Xi zong zhu.

ENGLISH : Slender bamboo palm.

FRENCH : Rhapis gracieux.

Rhapis humilis Blume

CHINESE : Ai zong zhu, Zong lü zhu.

ENGLISH : Dwarf bamboo palm, Little lady palm, Miniature fan palm, Dwarf slender lady palm, Reed rhapis.

FRENCH : Palmier nain, Palmier d'appartement, Rhapis nain.

JAPANESE : Awaiting feedback.

KOREAN : Chong ryeo jook.

RUSSIAN : Rapis nizkii.

SPANISH : Palmera china.

THAI : .


Rhapis multifida Burret

ENGLISH : Jade Empress palm, Finger palm, Guangxi fan palm.

FRENCH : Palmier éventail à feuilles divisées, Rhapis à feuilles divisées.


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Rhapis orientalis Desv. -> Chrysopogon orientalis (Desv.) A. Camus

Rhapis robusta Burret

CHINESE : Cu zong zhu.

ENGLISH : Robust-caned bamboo palm, Robust lady palm.

FRENCH : Palmier nain cespiteux, Rhapis nain du Kwangsi.


General Bibliography


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < > (Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Latin with authority names)

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K., 2003, Latin English Catalogue < >.

USDA, ARS, 2000, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: rhapis (24 March 2002).

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

Xie Zongwa & Yu Youqin (Editors), 1996, Materia Medica, Chinese Terminology, Vol. 1, Renminweisheng Publishing House Beijing, China. (Latin with authority names and Chinese-simplified, text in Chinese).


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