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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Borneo (W. Sarawak).

    [PW]
    General Description
    Slender dwarf clustering rattan to c. 30 cm tall, spreading by new plantlets borne at the tips of the inflorescences', stem without sheaths c. 6 mm diam., with sheaths to 10 mm diam., internodes c. 5 cm long. Sheath dull brown, bearing rather few groups of horizontal or slightly reflexed triangular spines to 6 mm and abundant brown indumentum between the spines; knee absent; ocrea short, membranous, soon tattering. Flagellum, as distinct from inflorescences, absent. Leaf ecirrate to c. 75 cm long including the petiole 15 - 30 cm; petiole armed with whorls of horizontal spines near the base, unarmed distally; rachis unarmed (?always); leaflets 20 - 30 on each side of the rachis, regularly arranged, the largest to 15 x 1 cm, armed with short bristles on the upper surface, ± unarmed beneath. Inflorescences very slender, whip-like, to 2 m long, rooting at their tips and developing into new plantlets; partial inflorescences up to c. 5, distant, very sparsely branched and few-flowered, rarely exceeding 2.5 cm. Mature fruit ± rounded, c. 7.5 mm diam., with a short beak, and covered in 14 vertical rows of straw-coloured, brown margined scales. Seed slightly flattened and irregularly shallowly pitted, c. 5mm diam.; endosperm homogeneous. Seedling leaf not known (Fig. 88).
    Vernacular
    wi anak (Ib.)
    Distribution
    Known with certainty only from the summit of G Matang (G Serapi) near Kuching; sterile plants observed on G Gading may also belong here. Endemic.

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    Distribution

    Calamus pygmaeus Becc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 19, 2002 Rantai [72951], Malaysia K000030661
    Apr 26, 1996 Baker, W.J. [745], Malaysia K000525591
    Mar 5, 1996 Baker, W.J. [510], Malaysia K000114465
    Jan 1, 1996 Rantai [74262], Malaysia K000030637
    Jul 1, 1989 Lee Meng Hock [S54116], Malaysia K000525587
    Apr 3, 1989 Ching, Y.P. [S45975], Malaysia K000525585
    Apr 3, 1989 Ching, Y.P. [S45977], Malaysia K000525583
    Apr 3, 1989 Ching, Y.P. [S45917], Malaysia K000525588
    Oct 10, 1978 Brunig [S12397], Malaysia K000525581
    Oct 10, 1978 Brunig [S12397], Malaysia K000525582
    Aug 15, 1975 Dransfield, J. [JD4737], Malaysia K000525590
    Aug 1, 1975 Dransfield, J. [JD4738], Malaysia K000525592
    Apr 30, 1975 Moore, H.E. [Jr.9131], Malaysia K000525589
    Apr 30, 1975 Ridley [s.n.], Malaysia K000525584
    Apr 30, 1975 Ridley [s.n.], Malaysia K000525586

    First published in Malesia 3: 8 (1886)

    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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