1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Calamus L.
      1. Calamus brachypodus W.J.Baker

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

    [PW]
    General Description
    Very robust short-stemmed rattan with stem to 1 m tall, ± erect. Stem without sheaths to 4 cm in diameter with sheaths to 6 cm in diameter. Internodes to 5 cm only. Sheaths armed with unequal flattened blackish based spines from 0.5 - 7 cm in length and abundant brown indumentum, the spines sometimes arranged in partial whorls. Knee absent, ocrea inconspicuous. Leaf with a very short cirrus, or ecirrate, to 3.5 m long with petiole massive to 1 m long by 1.5 cm wide armed with large spines to 5 cm long and red brown indumentum. Leaflets to about 30 on each side, only slightly irregular in arrangement, the longest to 60 cm long by 6 cm wide with short bristles confined to the upper surface and margins near the tip. Inflorescences male and female superficially similar with peduncle to 40 cm; partial inflorescences 3-5 rather condensed in female, elongate in male. Ripe fruit to about 2.5 cm long by 2 cm wide ovoid or obovoid, covered in 18-20 vertical rows of reddish brown, dragons blood encrusted scales. Seed rounded or angular about 1.5 cm in diameter. Endosperm deeply ruminate. Seedling leaf unknown.
    Distribution
    Kelantan, Kedah, Perak, Selangor. N. Sumatra.
    Vernacular
    rotanjernang

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malaya, Sumatera

    Calamus brachypodus W.J.Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 2, 1983 Ave, W. [266], Malaysia Daemonorops brachystachys K000526478
    Whitmore, T. [TCW3217], Indonesia Daemonorops brachystachys K000526481
    illegible [SFN12076], Malaysia Daemonorops brachystachys K000526479

    First published in Phytotaxa 197(2): 141 (2015)

    Sources

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