SE. India, Sri Lanka as per WCSP;
Bangladesh; India; Myanmar; Sri Lanka; Trinidad-Tobago as per Catalogue of life;


VALMIKI: OBSEVER OF NATURE:  BETAS has been metioned by Valmiki in his Ramayan. Scintifically it is known as Calamus rotang. It is known as BET in Hindi and Bangla. Used extensively for making furniture. Attaching an image of the plant.



Calamus rotang L. : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors. 

Calamus rotang L., Fam: Arecaceae; spinous climbing palm,

south chennai, near zoo.
near lake, moist locality

do you have pictures of Calamus viminalis?

There is no such name in Tamilnadu flora, where it is available?



Fwd: Calamus rotang. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).

Sharing the images of Calamus rotang from Chennai.



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