1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Calamus L.
      1. Calamus rarispinosus (Renuka & Vijayak.) W.J.Baker

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Andaman Islands (Little Andaman).

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    Distribution
    Common species of Daemonorops at Little Andaman Island. (Map 6).
    General Description
    Clustering, medium diameter rattan. Stem 20 m long or more,with sheaths 2.5 cm in diameter, without sheaths 2 cm in diameter. Leaves to 1 m long, cirrate: sheath light yellow, sparingly armed with downwardly directed spines, spines 1.5 cm, triangular, flat; knee prominent; ocrea not seen; petiole spiny at margins, spines 1 cm long; rachis with a row of reflexed spines at the adaxial side; leaflets narrow, regular, 40 x 1.7 cm., green,midrib prominent, margins with bristles, lateral veins ciliate above. Inflorescence erect, 40 cm long, covered by a primary armed bract. Fruit globose, 1.3 cm in diameter; scales in 18 vertical rows, golden yellow, channelled; endosperm ruminate.
    Biology
    Flowering not known. Fruiting April- June.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is.

    Calamus rarispinosus (Renuka & Vijayak.) W.J.Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Phytotaxa 197(2): 148 (2015)

    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
    Content licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0