Calamus nagbettai R.R.Fernald & Dey, Indian Forester 96: 223 1970. ;

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by B. Rathinasabapathy (Id by Andrew Henderson) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details,
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Clustering canes, to 15 m long and 4.5 cm across with leaf sheaths. Leaves to 4 m long. cirrus to 1.5 m long; petiole to 40 cm long. Rachis and petiole with ca. 2 cm long sharp spines. Sheaths yellowish-green, lower half densely spiny, spines triangular, black, in groups of 2 or 3, intermingled with shorter spines, young sheaths brown tomentose.

Flowering and fruiting: September-June
Evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats

(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi


 

 

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efloraindia: sharing the images of Calamus thwaitesii : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5).

Sharing the images of Calamus thwaitesii from NBNP. 
Location: NBNP Garden
Date: 01.12.2011
Habitat: Garden
Habit: Wood slimber.


Thanks for sharing the pictures. Can you send a photograph of the whole plant.


Are you confident about the identification of this species?
I feel this species something different from Calamus thwaitesii.
It is also feels like Calamus pseudotenuis.
You please send one fruit photo for confirmation if possible
Please note two more points:
1. The edges of leaf show any narrow projections?
2. The tender leaf show yellowish or red tinge?


Possibly Calamus nagbettai (not C. thwaietsii nor C. pseudotenuis)


 
  
 
 

References:

The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  e-monocot  India Biodiversity Portal  Palms of Southern Asia By Andrew Henderson (2009)

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