1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Calamus L.
      1. Calamus laoensis T.Evans, Sengdala, Viengkham, Thamm. & J.Dransf.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Laos.

    [PW]
    Conservation
    Unknown, probably of moderately high concern because it is a relatively scarce species known from only a few localities.
    Distribution
    Indochinese endemic. Laos (Central).
    Biology
    Evergreen forest at 200 - 350 m
    Vernacular
    wai leum, wai katok, wai wa, wai keyomee (Lao Loum).
    [PW]
    Use
    The cane is suitable for handicrafts but its trade value is not clear. Shoot edible, although some say it is too bitter to eat.

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    Distribution

    Calamus laoensis T.Evans, Sengdala, Viengkham, Thamm. & J.Dransf. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Khamphone, S. [206], Laos K000207758 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 55: 929 (2000)

    Accepted by

    • Henderson, A. (2009). Palms of Southern Asia: 1-197. Princeton university press, Princeton and Oxford.
    • Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
    • T. Evans & K. Sengdala & B. Thammavong & O.V. Viengkham & J. Dransfield, A Synopsis of the Rattans (Arecaceae: Calamoideae) of Laos and Neighbouring Parts of Indochina. 2002

    Sources

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
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