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

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

    [PW]
    Distribution
    Known only from Pasir Jangka and Sempadi Forest Reserves in the extreme west of 1st Division. Endemic.
    General Description
    Slender clustering rattan climbing to 10 m; stem without sheaths c. 7 - 10 mm diam., with sheaths c. 10 - 18 mm diam., internodes 7-12 cm long. Sheath mid green, armed with short scattered or grouped triangular spines to 3 mm with conspicuous swollen bases and scattered brown scales between the spines; knee conspicuous; ocrea soon tattering, inconspicuous. Flagellum to 1.5 m. Leaf ecirrate, to c. 75 cm including the petiole and leaflets; petiole 4 - 11 cm, very sparsely armed; rachis very short; leaflets one on each side of the rachis, broad, to c. 60 x 12 cm, stiff, cucullate, very thick in texture, dark shiny green when fresh, transverse ve inlets very numerous, close, conspicuous. Inflorescence, only the young female known, with 3 partial inflorescences and lacking a terminal flagellum; bracts closely tubular, covered in pale brown indumentum; rachillae c. 20 x 2 mm bearing roughened bracts. Fruit not known (Fig. 71).
    [PW]
    Use
    The cane appears to be of good quality.

    Images

    Distribution

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 4, 1982 Dransfield, J. [JD6045], Malaysia K000113193
    Aug 4, 1982 Dransfield, J. [JD6032], Malaysia K000113192
    Dransfield, J. [JD6035], Sarawak K000113191 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 45: 94 (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 Sarawak. 1992

    Sources

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