1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Calamus L.
      1. Calamus corneri Furtado

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

    [PW]
    General Description
    Slender clustering rattan climbing to about 20 m. Stem without sheaths about 5 mm in diameter, with sheaths to about 12 mm, sometimes much less. Internodes to about 12 cm long. All parts turn dark on drying. Sheaths rich dark green densely covered in very short ascendent triangular spines about 2 mm high and close transverse rugae. Knee prominent. Ocrea tattering flagellum to 1 m in length. Leaf to 60 cm long usually less, ecirrate and with no petiole. Leaflets close, regularly arranged, dark green, to about 25 on each side somewhat arcuate, the longest near the base to 16 cm long by 1 cm wide; sparsely armed with bristles on the mid-nerve above and 3 nerves below. Male and female inflorescences superficially similar, to 1.25 m long with up to 6 partial inflorescences to 30 cm long, all bracts rather densely armed with very short spine and minute scabridity. Rachillae to about 6 cm long. Almost mature fruit rounded about 6 mm in diameter dark green, covered in 16 vertical rows of scales. Seed rounded, flattened on one side, wrinkled, the wrinkles representing shallow ruminations. Seedling leaf unknown.
    Vernacular
    rotan perut ayam
    Distribution
    Very rare; Trengganu (Ulu Kemaman), Pahang (near Kuantan). Endemic.
    [PW]
    Use
    Apparently a good cane but too rare to be of significance.

    Images

    Distribution

    Calamus corneri Furtado appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 16, 1942 Corner, E.J.H. [30058], Peninsular Malaysia K000207710 Unknown type material

    First published in Gard. Bull. Singapore 15: 219 (1956)

    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

    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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