1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Calamus L.
      1. Calamus platyspathus Mart. ex Kunth

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Myanmar to Peninsula Thailand.

    [PW]
    Biology
    Scrub and bamboo at 150 m.
    Conservation
    Unknown. Further research is required, but no clear threats are known at present.
    Vernacular
    wai deng, wai kamlao (Lao Loum).
    Distribution
    Laos (Central) and Myanmar.
    [PW]
    Use
    Suitable for handicrafts, but the stem is quite short. Shoot edible but small.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Myanmar, Thailand

    Calamus platyspathus Mart. ex Kunth appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Myanmar Calamus hypoleucus K000400181 holotype
    Myanmar Calamus hypoleucus K000400182 holotype
    Khamphone [321], Laos Calamus hypoleucus K000114573
    Khamphone [320], Laos Calamus hypoleucus K000114574
    Khamphone [319], Laos Calamus hypoleucus K000114575

    First published in Enum. Pl. 3: 209 (1841)

    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.
    • 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

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Henderson, A. (2009). Palms of Southern Asia: 1-197. Princeton university press, Princeton and Oxford.

    Sources

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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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