1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Calamus L.
      1. Calamus poensis Becc.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Borneo (Sarawak: Mt. Pueh).

    [PW]
    Distribution
    Known only from two collections from the summit of G Pueh. Endemic.
    General Description
    Solitary (?) or clustered (?) rather slender rattan climbing to 5 m tall; stem without sheaths c. 8 mm diam., with to c. 15 mm diam., internodes short. Sheath mottled yellowish and reddish-brown, bearing scattered, slightly reflexed yellowish-based spines, 6-12 mm long and abundant indumentum between the spines; knee poorly developed; ocrea rather conspicuous, to 5 mm long. Flagellum apparently present. Leaves ecirrate to c. 80 cm long including the petiole to c. 16 cm; petiok armed with regular lateral spines to 30 mm long; leaflets c. 20 on each side of th( rachis, arranged in groups of 2 - 8, the apical c. 3 -4 leaflets on each side crowdei together and radiating, the leaflet bases slightly swollen, the longest leaflets 30 - 35: 1.8-2 cm, bristly along the midrib and margins, transverse veinlets conspicuous Inflorescences long, slender, with a terminal flagellum, to c. 2.3 m, with 4 very la partial inflorescences; male rachillae c. 2 - 2.5 cm long; female rachillae to c. 5 ci long. Young fruit ovoid, beaked, covered in 17 vertical rows of dark brown scale: Other details not known (Fig. 93).

    Distribution

    Calamus poensis Becc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 30, 1997 Clemens, M.S. [7278], Malaysia K000521551
    Apr 30, 1997 Clemens, M.S. [7278], Malaysia K000521552
    Mar 1, 1989 Awa [S47340], Malaysia K000521553
    Christensen [1425], Malaysia K000462150

    First published in Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 11(App.): 43 (1913)

    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 Sarawak. 1992

    Sources

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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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