1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Calamus L.
      1. Calamus cockburnii J.Dransf.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Peninsula Malaysia (Pahang).

    [PW]
    Distribution
    Pahang: endemic.
    General Description
    Very short-stemmed erect rattan. Stem without sheaths about 7.5 mm in diameter, with sheaths 1.5 cm. Sheaths rather densely armed with partial whorls of brown spines to 1.5 cm long and densely covered with buff indumentum. Knee absent. Ocrea inconspicuous. Leaf including the petiole about 90 cm long, ecirrate; petiole to 35 cm long armed with rather distant whorls of spines to 3.5 cm long. Leaflets about 30 on each side. ± regularly arranged, the lowermost 3 more crowded than the rest, the longest to 20 cm long by 1.4 cm wide, armed with bristles to 2 mm long on 3 main nerves above and along margins, unarmed on lower surface. Inflorescence, only female known, erect or arcuate, with peduncle to 25 cm long bearing 1-2 partial inflorescences. Partial inflorescences to 10 cm long with 3-4 distichous rachillae on each side; rachillae to 6 cm long by 3 mm in diameter; all bracts rusty tomentose. Almost ripe fruit rounded, to 10 mm in diameter tipped with a short beak to 1.5 mm long by 1 mm wide, covered in 12 vertical rows of red-brown scales. Endosperm homogeneous. Seedling leaf not known.

    Distribution

    Calamus cockburnii J.Dransf. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Malaysian Forester 41: 338 (1978)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
    • J. Dransfield, A Manual of the rattans of the Malay Peninsula. Malayan Forest Recirds 29.. 1979

    Sources

    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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