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

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

    [PW]
    Vernacular
    rotan tekok
    Distribution
    Trengganu, Pahang, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Johore. Endemic.
    General Description
    Solitary or clustering rattan with stems to 20 m tall. Stem without sheaths to 1 cm in diameter, with sheaths to 1.75 cm, with internodes to 20 cm long. All parts drying shiny dirty green to blackish. Sheaths dark green armed with horizontal rough ridges and rarefy with scattered dark green spines to 5 mm long and abundant buff-coloured indumentum between the spines. Knee conspicuous. Ocrea sometimes well developed, to 1 cm high. Flagellum to 1.5 m. Leaf ecirrate to 80 cm long, with no petiole or petiole to 15 cm long; leaflets generally broad and somewhat plicate, rather rarely narrow, 11-18 on each side the longest to 30 cm long by 4 cm wide, ± unarmed except for sparse bristles near the tip. Inflorescences male and female superficially similar, to 3 m long with up to 7 partial inflorescences to 30 cm long. Mature fruit not known.
    [PW]
    Use
    Good cane of 7-10 mm size class, but probably too local to be of much significance.

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    Distribution

    Calamus tanakadatei Furtado appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 19, 1975 Amat, R. [GG31225], Indonesia K000521381

    First published in Gard. Bull. Singapore 15: 225 (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. Malayan Forest Recirds 29.. 1979

    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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