1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Calamus L.
      1. Calamus whitmorei J.Dransf.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Peninsula Malaysia (Trengganu: G. Padang).

    [PW]
    Distribution
    Trengganu: G. Padang. Endemic.
    General Description
    Solitary slender rattan climbing to 3 m only. Stem without sheaths 7 mm in diameter, with sheaths to 1.3 cm with internodes to 12 cm long. Sheaths dull brown green armed rather densely with horizontal densely grey hairy brown spines to 2 cm long; spines around leaf sheath mouth erect to 10 cm long. Knee rather poorly developed; flagellum absent Leaf ecirrate to 1.2 m long with petiole to 50 cm long; petiole and rachis densely covered in floe-culentgrey indumentum. Leaflets to 15 on each side, distant ± regular, very strongly opposite and divaricate above, subopposite below, the largest near base to 25 cm by 1.5 cm. Infl. male and female superficially similar, to 40 cm long with up to 6 partial inflorescences; peduncle to 20 cm, armed with sparse lateral spines; bracts with tattering limbs to 15 cm long, densely armed with flocculent grey indumentum; partial inflorescence somewhat reflexed, to about 6 cm long; rachillae to about 2 cm. ± mature fruit reddish brown rather shortly beaked, about 7 mm in diameter covered in 18 vertical rows of scales. Seed about 5 mm in diameter rounded, slightly flattened on one side; endosperm homogeneous.

    Distribution

    Calamus whitmorei J.Dransf. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Malaysian Forester 41: 337 (1978)

    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

    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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