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

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

    [PW]
    Biology
    In Laos in silty bamboo scrub close to a seasonal stream at 150 m, in Thailand in evergreen forest at 200 m.
    Vernacular
    wai kating (Lao Loum), wai kating (Thailand).
    Conservation
    Unknown. The species is so far known from only two localities but occurs in degraded habitats and is unlikely to be heavily harvested. Further research is required.
    Distribution
    Indochinese endemic. Thailand (North-east) and Laos (Central).
    [PW]
    Use
    The cane is adequate for handicrafts but brittle. The shoot is edible but small.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Laos, Thailand

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Khamphone, S. [KP 324], Laos K000207798 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 56: 242 (2001)

    Accepted by

    • Peters, C.M. & Henderson, A. (2014). Systematics, ecology and management of Rattans in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam: 1-222. Agricultural Printing House.
    • Barfod, A.S. & Dransfield, J. (2013). Flora of Thailand 11(3): 323-498. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
    • 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
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Dransfield, J. (2008). Personal Communication on Arecaceae 2 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
    Palmweb 2011. Palmweb: Palms of the World Online. Published on the internet http://www.palmweb.org. Accessed on 21/04/2013
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