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

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

    [PW]
    Vernacular
    rota n peru t ay a m
    General Description
    Solitary rattan climbing to 15 m tall, usually less. Stem without sheaths to 10 mm in diameter, with sheaths to 2 cm; internodes about 15 cm long. All parts dull becoming reddish tinged on drying. Sheaths dull green armed with abundant bulbous-based spines to 1 cm long by 5 mm wide and abundant sinuous rough ridges. Knee conspicuous armed as the leaf sheath. Ocrea to 1 cm high. Flagellum to 2 m long. Leaf ecirrate to 1 m including petiole to 30 cm long; leaflets very variable, from 4 to 15 on each side, very broad (30 cm long by 5 cm wide) or narrow (30 cm long by 1.5 cm wide), with many intermediates, ± unarmed. Inflorescences to 1.5 m long, the male more highly branched than the female, with bracts rather densely spiny and armed with rough ridges. Mature fruit to about 1 cm in diameter, rounded, very shortly beaked covered in 15 vertical rows of green, drying brown scales; seed about 6 mm in diameter. Endosperm deeply ruminate. Seedling leaf unknown.
    Distribution
    Johore, Trengganu. Endemic.
    [PW]
    Use
    Cane of good quality (5-10 mm) but probably too rare to be of much significance.

    Distribution

    Calamus holttumii Furtado appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Gard. Bull. Singapore 15: 228 (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

    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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