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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei).

    [PW]
    Distribution
    Known from Andulau and Bukit Biang and from the Lambir Hills National Park in Sarawak. Endemic to Borneo.
    General Description
    Slender clustering rattan climbing to 3 m; stem without sheaths 4-5 mm diam., with sheaths 8-10 mm diam., internodes c. 8-12 cm long. Sheaths dull dark green, drying brown, armed with scattered and partially whorled short triangular spines to 4 mm interspersed with very fine close, minutely spiny ridges encircling the sheath, grey indumentum abundant between the ridges; knee present but rather poorly developed; ocrea short, tattering, minutely ridged. Flagellum to 1 m or more. Leaf ecirrate, to c. 75 cm including the petiole to 13 cm; petiole armed with scattered reflexed and horizontal spines and a few ridges near the base; leaflets 9-13 on each side of the rachis, rather distant but ± regularly arranged, the longest to c. 25 × 1.5 cm, the shortest at the leaf tip c. 14 × 1.2 cm, rather narrow, gradually narrowed to a long slender tip, minutely bristly on the lower surface. Inflorescences flagellate, to c. 2 m, with about 3 very distant partial inflorescences; prophyll very tightly sheathing, elongate, armed with short prickles and ridges; partial inflorescences to c. 30 cm long, very lax and slender, bearing distant rachillae, the male to c. 3 cm, the female to c. 5 cm, each with distant large flowers borne on large flower cushions. Mature fruit ± top-shaped, c. 7 mm diam., conspicuously beaked, and covered in c. 15 vertical rows of chestnut brown scales. Seed c. 5 mm diam., rounded; endosperm homogeneous. Seedling leaf bifid. (Fig. 65).
    Vernacular
    Uwai Pagau (Dus., Br.)

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    Distribution

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 4, 1982 Dransfield, J. [JD5937], Malaysia K000114007
    Aug 4, 1982 Dransfield, J. [JD5939], Malaysia K000114009
    Jul 3, 1980 Ashton, P. [90], Brunei K000114008
    Dransfield, J. [7236], Brunei K000114004
    Wong, K.M. [30], Brunei K000114005
    Morshidi, A. [S.24059], Sarawak K000113984 holotype
    Bernstein, J. [JHB252], Brunei K000114006

    First published in Kew Bull. 45: 89 (1990)

    Accepted by

    • 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 Brunei Darussalam. 1997

    Sources

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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    Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
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