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

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

    [PW]
    Distribution
    In evergreen forests of Shoal Bay, South Andamans.
    General Description
    Clustering, large diameter rattan. Stem 20 m long or more, with sheaths 3.5 cm in diameter, without sheaths 2 cm in diameter. Leaves 2 m long, cirrate; sheath yellowish green, very sparingly armed, 8-10 spines on a sheath below the knee; knee very stout and prominent; ocrea not seen; petiole 30 cm long, spiny along the margins, spines 1 cm long; leaflets regular, the largest co. 45 x 2.5 cm, lateral veins ciliate, cilia 0.5 cm long. Inflorescence erect, 30 cm long, all inner bracts enclosed in the outermost; outer most bract armed with black spines; spines 3 cm long. Fruit globose, 1.5 cm in diameter, scales in 18 vertical rows, golden yellow even in younger stages, deeply channelled in the middle; endosperm ruminate.
    Biology
    Flowering not known. Fruiting April - May.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is.

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

    First published in Phytotaxa 204: 235 (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