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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Borneo (Malawali Island) to Philippines (Palawan).

    [PW]
    General Description
    Very slender rattan with stems climbing to 7 m; stem without sheaths to 4 mm, with to 7 mm diam.; internodes to 11 cm. Leaf sheaths drying very pale bluish-green, with very sparse indumentum and densely armed with short black-tipped spines to 5 mm with conspicuously swollen bases. Knee poorly developed. Ocrea inconspicuous. Leaf cirrate to 76 cm including petiole to 18 cm and cirrus to 18 cm; leaflets c. 10 on each side of the rachis, arranged irregularly in 5 groups of 1-3, fanned within the groups, the longest to 16 x 1.5 cm, unarmed, drying pale bluish-green. Only ± mature infructescence known, to 22 cm, thus much shorter than the leaves, erect, unarmed, with 4 partial inflorescences to 5 cm long; rachillae to 1 cm. Mature fruit sphejical c 7 mm diam., tipped with a beak to 0.8 x 0.8 mm and covered in 13 vertical rows of shiny convex straw-coloured scales with dark brown margins. Seeds 2, hemispherical, c. 4 mm diam. Seedling leaf unknown, unknown. (Fig. 52)
    Distribution
    Known only from 2 collections from Pulau Malawali; endemic.
    [PW]
    Use
    Useless according to the collectors, Charles Phillipps and Dewol Sundaling.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Borneo, Philippines

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 27, 2006 John, B.S. [SAN145727], Malaysia K000209516
    Philip [SAN89970], Malaysia K000113843
    Philip, C. [SAN 89981], Sabah K000113842 isotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 36: 805 (1982)

    Accepted by

    • Baja-Lapis, A.C. (2010). A Field Guide to Philippine Rattans: 1-214. Asia Life Sciences, Laguna, Philippines.
    • 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, The Rattans of Sabah. Sabah Forest Records 13.. 1984

    Sources

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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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    Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
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