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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Borneo (Gunung Kinabalu).

    [PW]
    Vernacular
    wae koko paya (Pen.)
    Distribution
    Local in montane forest on G Mulu. Elsewhere on Kinabalu and the Crocker Range in Sabah. Endemic to Borneo.
    General Description
    Clustering, moderate short-stemmed montane rattan with stems to 2 m only, very rarely longer; stem without sheaths to 10 mm diam., with sheaths to 20 mm diam., internodes short, generally not more than about 10 cm long. Sheaths dull green, covered in copious brown indumentum and abundant large flat horizontal spines varying from 5-30 mm, with hairy margins, the spines usually scattered but sometimes partially whorled; knee poorly developed; ocrea very conspicuous to 15cm, spiny, brown tomentose, and tattering. Flagellum usually absent, rarely longer than 1 m when present. Leaf ecirrate to 1 m including the robust petiole to 30 cm; petiole armed with distant long spines to 4 cm; leaflets ± regularly arranged, up to 10 on each side of the rachis, apical pair joined for c. 2/3 their length, longest leaflets to 35 x 5 cm, bearing short spinules along the margins and a tuft of orange-brown hairs on the undersurface by the rachis, transverse veinlets conspicuous; young leaves pinkish. Inflorescences generally shorter than the leaves, but in robust long stemmed individuals up to 2 m long; partial inflorescences up to c. 8, generally crowded near the inflorescence tip; male rachillae to 50 x 1.5 mm, female to 70 x 2.5 mm. Mature fruit ovoid, c. 8 x 7 mm with a beak 2x1 mm, and covered in 18 vertical rows of yellowish-brown scales with darker margins. Seed 6x5x4 mm; endosperm homogeneous. Seedling leaf not known (Fig. 75).

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    Distribution

    Calamus tenompokensis Furtado appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 27, 2006 Diwol, S. [SAN144483], Malaysia K000209515
    Dec 15, 1993 Soibeh [353], Malaysia K000113847
    Oct 23, 1992 Lee, B. [S52573], Malaysia K000521390
    Dec 17, 1991 Yii, P.C. [S44664], Malaysia K000521389
    Jan 23, 1981 Dransfield, J. [JD5540], Malaysia K000521388
    Jan 23, 1981 Dransfield, J. [JD5706], Malaysia K000521384
    Jan 23, 1981 Dransfield, J. [JD5554], Malaysia K000113850
    Jan 23, 1981 Dransfield, J. [JD5707], Malaysia K000113849
    Jan 23, 1981 Dransfield, J. [JD5555], Malaysia K000521386
    Jan 5, 1979 Dransfield, J. [JD5353], Malaysia K000521387
    May 1, 1975 Chew [1892], Malaysia K000113848
    May 1, 1975 Chew, W.L. [1653], Malaysia K000521391
    Jan 29, 1934 Clemens, J. [28408], Malaysia K000521383
    Clemens, J. [29203], Malaysia K000521382
    Chew, W.L. [RSNB4056], Malaysia K000521385
    Tungking [11], Malaysia K000521392

    First published in Gard. Bull. Straits Settlem. 8: 260 (1935)

    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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