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

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

    [PW]
    Vernacular
    rotan ?
    General Description
    Slender ? clustering rattan. Stem without sheaths to 4 mm in diameter internodes to 15 cm long (? juvenile stems) with sheaths to 7 mm in diameter. Sheaths dull greenish brown armed with sparse, horizontal to slightly reflexed uniform spines 5-10 mm long with slightly bulbous bases, and caducous grey scales scattered between spines; minute spicules absent. Ocrea smooth, to 2 mm high. Knee well developed. Flagellum to 60 cm long. Leaf ecirrate to 40 cm long, including petioles to 16 cm long; petiole armed with very sparse short lateral spines to 2 mm long and remote reflexed hooks on underside. Leaflets about 20 on each side of the rachis, close and regular, ± equal sized throughout, to 13.5 cm long by 5 mm wide, with a dense tuft of orange-brown hairs on the underside at the point of origin, unarmed below, with scattered pale bristles on the nerves on the upperside; rachis with scattered red brown hairs. Only male inflorescence known, to 35 cm long with 1 partial inflorescence bearing arcuate rachillae to 2.5 cm.
    Distribution
    Trengganu: G. Padang - known only from the type (Kiah and Moysey 33,376).

    Distribution

    Calamus padangensis Furtado appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Gard. Bull. Singapore 15: 62 (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. 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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