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

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

    [PW]
    Distribution
    Negri Sembilan: Kuala Pilah, known only from the type. (Moorhouse in 1905).
    Vernacular
    rotan ?
    General Description
    Moderate ? clustered rattan; stem without sheaths to 5 mm in diameter, with sheaths to 1.1 cm; internodes to 20 cm long. Sheaths dull brownish green armed with scattered short erect spines to 3 mm long. Ocrea short, inconspicuous. Knee well developed flagellum present (length unknown). Leaf ? ecirrate to at least 1 m long, with petiole to 25 cm long very sparsely armed with short lateral spines. Leaflets at least 8 or each side of the rachis borne in opposite pairs, to 30 cm distant; largest leaflet to 30 cm long by 3.5 cm wide, gradually tapering at each end; armed with short bristles along margins and on upper surface of main vein near the tip. Only female inflorescence known, and this incomplete. Partial inflorescence to 50 cm long bearing 7 distant rachillae to 7 cm long on each side of the axis. Fruit unknown.

    Distribution

    Calamus moorhousei Furtado appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Gard. Bull. Singapore 15: 207 (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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