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

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

    [PW]
    General Description
    Clustering slender rattan climbing to 15 m; stem without sheaths c. 6 mm diam., with sheaths to c. 10 mm diam., internodes c. 12 cm. All parts drying dark brown. Sheath dark green armed with scattered bulbous swellings, some ending in minute spines, pale brown indumentum also scattered over the sheath surface; knee conspicuous, often with an annular swelling below it; ocrea inconspicuous. Flagellum to 80 cm. Leaf ecirrate and lacking a petiole, the whole to 45 cm, with c. 8 leaflets on each side of the rachis, the terminal pair joined for at least 114 their length, other leaflets somewhat irregularly arranged, leaflets dark green, faintly pandan-scented when crushed, the longest to 25 x 3 cm. Inflorescence to 1 m, with up to 8 curving partial inflorescences, each with curving rachillae. Flowers relatively large, to 4 mm, sweetly fragrant, pollen orange. Mature fruit somewhat oblate, to 17 x 19 mm, covered in 23 vertical rows of pale brown scales. Seed c. 10 mm diam., endosperm deeply ruminate. Seedling leaf not known (Fig. 79).
    Distribution
    Known from a single population from G Pueh, 1st Division. Elsewhere known from two collections in Sabah, and a few collections from Peninsular Malaysia, S Thailand and Sumatra.
    Vernacular
    wi banying Selak.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Borneo, Malaya, Sumatera, Thailand

    Calamus pandanosmus Furtado appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 22, 1993 Van Valkenburg [1187], Indonesia K000521501
    Sep 16, 1990 Sundaling [SAN124563], Malaysia K000113851
    Dec 14, 1986 Laumonier, Y. [TFB4673], Indonesia K000521503
    Mar 2, 1982 Mogea, J.P. [2584], Indonesia K000521498
    May 11, 1981 Dransfield, J. [JD6050], Malaysia K000521502
    Sep 16, 1980 Dransfield, J. [J.D.3999], Indonesia K000521494
    Mar 11, 1980 Dransfield, J. [JD5993], Malaysia K000521499
    Mar 11, 1980 Ah Wing [34901], Malaysia K000521500
    Jun 29, 1942 Corner, E.J.H. [30595], Peninsular Malaysia K000207774 isotype
    Dransfield, J. [JD5524], Malaysia K000521497
    Dransfield, J. [J.D.3997], Indonesia K000521495
    Dransfield, J. [J.D.3996], Indonesia K000521496
    Ambriansyah [AA882], Indonesia K000113852

    First published in Gard. Bull. Singapore 15: 217 (1956)

    Accepted by

    • Barfod, A.S. & Dransfield, J. (2013). Flora of Thailand 11(3): 323-498. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
    • Henderson, A. (2009). Palms of Southern Asia: 1-197. Princeton university press, Princeton and Oxford.
    • 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 Sarawak. 1992

    Sources

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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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