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

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

    [PW]
    Distribution
    Evergreen forests at Wright myo. South Andamans. (Map. 9).
    General Description
    Clustering, large diameter rattan. Stem 20 m long or more, with sheaths 4.5 cm in diameter, without sheaths 3 cm in diameter. Leaf 3 m or more, cirrate; sheath yellow at the knee, armed with spines; spines dimor-phic.spines below the knee brown, to 4 x 0.5 cm, triangular, flat.base upraised, spines above the knee black, to 0.2 x 1 cm; knee prominent; ocrea not prominent, mouth of the sheath with few papery spines, spines to 6 cm long; petiole armed below and margins with a row of spines; leaflets regular, to 55 x 2 cm, white powdery beneath, midrib prominent, margins with bristles, lateral veins ciliate above except at the basal portion. Inflorescence erect; all inner bracts enclosed within the outermost; male inflorescence 60-80 cm long, ultra- decompound, male flowers 4 mm long; female inflorescence 30 cm long. Fruit oblong, cal x 1.5 cm; scales in 18 vertical rows, brown with dark brown tips, slightly channelled: endosperm ruminate.
    Biology
    Flowering not known. Fruiting April-June.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is.

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

    First published in Phytotaxa 197(2): 150 (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