1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Calamus L.
      1. Calamus flabellatus Becc.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Malesia.

    [PW]
    General Description
    Slender clustering rattan climbing to 20 m or more; stem without sheaths to 6 mm diam., with sheaths to 12 mm, internodes to 15 cm. All parts drying dark dirty-coloured. Sheaths dark green with scattered reflexed broad-based spines to 5 mm; knee prominent; ocrea inconspicuous. Flagellum to 2 m. Leaf ecirrate, to 60 cm; petiole short or absent; leaflets 3-4 on each side of the rachis or leaf bearing a single pair of leaflets, lowermost pair of leaflets, where more than 1 pair, to 10 × 1.5 cm, reflexed across the stem; mid leaf leaflets to 17 × 4 cm; apical pair joined for 1/3 to 2/3 their length; leaflets bristly only at the tips, surface bluish-grey tinged, transverse veinlets conspicuous. Inflorescences to c. 1.2 m with c. 6 partial inflorescences, tending to be longer in the female. Ripe fruit spherical to ovoid, to 11 × 7 mm, with beak to 2 mm, covered in 10-12 vertical rows of greenish scales. Seed ovoid, shallowly pitted; endosperm homogeneous. Seedling leaf not known. (Fig. 56).
    Distribution
    Scattered throughout Brunei. Elsewhere throughout Borneo, local in Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra.
    Vernacular
    Wi Takong (Ib.)
    [PW]
    Use
    An excellent small-diameter cane, useful for binding or weaving.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Borneo, Malaya, Sumatera

    Calamus flabellatus Becc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 14, 2005 Watanabe, N.M. [NMW55], Indonesia K000209407
    Feb 26, 2001 Andersen, J. [197], Malaysia K000114110
    Sep 11, 2000 Mogea, J.P. [7397], Indonesia K000114259
    Sep 11, 2000 Mogea, J.P. [7399], Indonesia K000114260
    Sep 11, 2000 Mogea, J.P. [7407], Indonesia K000114261
    Jul 21, 2000 Ibrahim [BRUN15123], Brunei K000113162
    Jul 21, 2000 Salleh [BRUN15484], Brunei K000113154
    Dec 20, 1998 Leighton, M. [660], Indonesia K000113175
    Mar 4, 1996 Baker, W.J. [518], Malaysia K000113288
    Sep 28, 1995 Frohlich, J. [1], Brunei K000113177
    Jan 1, 1995 Davis, A.P. [460], Brunei K000113276
    Sep 9, 1993 Amin [san67579], Malaysia K000113315
    Oct 30, 1992 Awa [S51199], Malaysia K000113313
    Mar 5, 1991 Sundaling [SAN105573], Malaysia K000113279
    Sep 14, 1990 Wong, K.M. [WKM1383], Brunei K000113178
    Mar 12, 1990 Dransfield, J. [6592], Brunei K000113180
    Apr 25, 1989 Corner, E.J.H. [29284], Peninsular Malaysia K000207749 isotype
    Oct 28, 1988 Wood [17520], Malaysia K000113278
    Oct 28, 1988 Dransfield, J. [JD5717], Malaysia K000113281
    Oct 28, 1988 Dransfield, J. [JD1628], Indonesia K000113282
    Oct 28, 1988 Dransfield, J. [JD4421], Indonesia K000113283
    Oct 28, 1988 Dransfield, J. [JD4360], Indonesia K000113284
    Oct 28, 1988 Dransfield, J. [JD5810], Malaysia K000113286
    Oct 28, 1988 Dransfield, J. [KD5813], Malaysia K000113289
    Oct 28, 1988 Sindin [62857], Malaysia K000113277
    Aug 21, 1987 Amin [SAN67605], Malaysia K000113311
    Aug 21, 1987 Fedilis [SAN106963], Malaysia K000113287
    Dec 17, 1984 Mogea, J.P. [4115], Indonesia K000113317
    Dec 17, 1984 Mogea, J.P. [3609], Indonesia K000113324
    Dec 2, 1983 Mogea, J.P. [B1540], Indonesia K000113323
    Aug 3, 1982 Dransfield, J. [JD5936], Malaysia K000113320
    Nov 20, 1979 Tiong [SAN85714], Malaysia K000113285
    Sep 29, 1978 Dransfield, J. [JD5315], Malaysia K000113280
    Aug 11, 1975 Dransfield, J. [JD4713], Malaysia K000113319
    Aug 1, 1975 Dransfield, J. [JD4662], Malaysia K000113318
    Johns, R.J. [6520], Brunei K000113176
    Dransfield, J. [JD5996], Malaysia K000113312
    Dransfield, J. [JD6070], Malaysia K000113322
    Wong, K.M. [s.n.3], Brunei K000113179
    Christensen [193], Malaysia K000113314
    Christensen [602], Malaysia K000113310
    Saw Leng Guan [FRI44288], Malaysia K000525894
    Patrick [SAN68874], Malaysia K000113321
    Forest Department Sandakan [SAN130869], Malaysia K000113316
    Amin [SAN114852], Malaysia Calamus flabelloides K000114276

    First published in Malesia 3: 62 (1886)

    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, The Rattans of Brunei Darussalam. 1997

    Sources

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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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