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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Borneo.

    [PW]
    Distribution
    Rare. Elsewhere in Sarawak and Sabah. Endemic to Borneo. Without prov.: BRUN 15406.
    General Description
    Solitary moderate rattan climbing to c. 10 m; stem without sheaths c. 10 mm diam., with sheaths to 17 mm diam., internodes 7-10 cm long. Leaf sheaths usually pale yellowish-green, densely armed with pale green flattened spines of varying length, usually 20-30 mm, rarely 5-80 mm, sometimes undulate, those around the sheath mouth much longer and erect, brown indumentum abundant between the spines; knee present, armed as the sheath; ocrea inconspicuous. Flagellum to 2.25 m, densely armed with black spines. Leaf ecirrate, curved, to 1.2 m long including the petiole 20-45 cm; petiole armed with scattered black-tipped spines; leaflets regular, c. 30 on each side of the rachis, the longest near the base to 35 × 1.7-2.5 cm, decreasing to 10 × 0.5 cm near the tip, armed with scattered black bristles. Inflorescences to 75 cm, zigzag, the bracts heavily armed, usually with a dense cluster of erect spines at the tip; partial inflorescences up to 4, curved, congested, to 10 cm; flowers relatively large, to 7 mm. Mature fruit rounded or oblate, shortly beaked, to 18 mm diam., covered in c. 15 vertical rows of chestnut brown unchannelled scales. Seed oblate, c. 14 × 12; endosperm ruminate. Seedling leaf not known. (Fig. 45).

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    Distribution

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 14, 2005 Watanabe, N.M. [NMW53], Indonesia K000209418
    May 20, 1994 Van Valkenburg [1017], Indonesia K000113992
    Jun 17, 1980 Dransfield, J. [JD5755], Malaysia K000113991
    Jun 17, 1980 Dransfield, J. [JD5756], Malaysia K000113993
    Dransfield, J. [JD5295], Sarawak K000207810 isotype
    Dransfield, J. [JD5967], Malaysia K000525593

    First published in Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 81: 11 (1980)

    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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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    Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
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