Calamus jenkinsianus Griff., Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 5: 81 1845. (syn: Calamus margaritae Hance; Calamus nutantiflorus Griff.; Daemonorops jenkinsiana (Griff.) Mart.; Daemonorops jenkinsiana var. tenasserimica Becc.; Daemonorops margaritae (Hance) Becc.; Daemonorops nutantiflora (Griff.) Mart.; Daemonorops pierreana Becc.; Daemonorops schmidtiana Becc.; Palmijuncus jenkinsianus (Griff.) Kuntze; Palmijuncus margaritae (Hance) Kuntze; Palmijuncus nutantiflorus (Griff.) Kuntze);
E. Himalaya to Taiwan and Indo-China (from WCSP);
Assam; Bangladesh; Cambodia; China Southeast; East Himalaya; Hainan; Laos; Myanmar; Taiwan; Thailand; Vietnam as per Catalogue of Life;
Mart. Hist. Nat. Palm. iii. 327 ; leaflets equi¬distant linear finely acuminate, costae 3 all sparsely setose above with very long bristles, the central only beneath, margins setulose, petiole rachis and flagellum with many marginal and dorsal hooked spines or 3-5-fid claws, sheath armed with very long flat deflexed and shorter more slender spines, spadix elongate decompound, outer spathe flattish 2-keeled armed with flat spines narrowed into a long spinescent beak, fruiting calyx nearly flat, fruit globose apiculate. Walp. Ann. iii. 475 ; v. 827. D. nutantiflorus, Mart, c. 326 ; Walp. l.l. c.c. 474, 827. Calamus Jenkinsianus, Griff, in Calc. Journ. Nat. Hist. v. 81 ; Palms Brit. Ind. 89 (excl. fruit. & t. 185 A. f. 3 (= C. Flagellum), T. Anders, in Journ. Linn. Soc. xi. 11. C. nutantiflorus, Griff, in Calc. Journ. Nat. Hist. v. 79 ; Palms Brit. Ind. 88, t. 208.
The SIKKIM HIMALAYA, ASSAM, the KHASIA HILLS, BENGAL and CHITTA¬GONG.
Stem very stout, with the sheaths 1.3/4 in. diam., young parts grey-pubescent. Leaves large ; leaflets 2 ft. by 2/3-3/4 in. ; petiole 5-6 in. ; spines of rachis many, short, scattered ; of sheath 1-1.1/2 in. long. Outer spathe 1-2 ft., spines 1/2-3/4 in. ; inner 12¬-18 in., lanceolate, long acuminate, quite smooth. Male spadix thyrsiform, dense-fld. ; calyx oblong, 3-toothed, and petals and bracts deeply grooved. Fem. spadix with spreading branches, fruiting erect ; calyx cupular, not pedicelliform ; petals twice as long. Fruit 2/3 in. diam., pale yellow brown ; scales deeply channelled, margins narrowly scarious. Seed subglobose, smooth ; albumen punctate, or the surface ruminate by Very slender channels.
(From The Flora of British India (1894) from IBIS Flora)
Wild Rattan Id from Bangladesh SM 203 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
do you have pictures of the rest of the tree? trunk leaves
Palm Tree For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 05DEC14 : AK-16 : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (14)
Palm tree seen in Lalbagh on 8/11/14.
Short tree, almost like a bush.
yes almost has no trunk in its mostly short-lived lives
grown commercially in indonesia for its :snake fruit” and edible fruit
its the salacca zelacca… what a weird name (not sure of the spelling, pl check it)
Did you see any fruits at the base?
The correct name is……..Salacca zalacca.
… had suggested the same to me.
He was there when these pictures were taken.
He had specially come to show me the trees I hadn’t found in Lalbagh.
Very kind of him.
No, we did not see any fruits at the base.
Eager to taste them.
Have you tried?
And when I had some time on hand, these are the pictures I have taken, unlike my California posts…. where I was just running.
no i did not eat it
i don’t eat unwashed stuff
no use getting delhi belly in touristy hotels but locals said they eat it..
thanks for the correct spelling…
and yes I know you can take good pictures that’s why i keep asking you to
If this is Salacca zalacca, where did you take this photograph? The leaves are rather strange to me. I want to share my pictures of the snake fruit. A certain cultivar may have >1 m trunk.
Thanks for your pictures showing the fruits.
My pictures, as mentioned were taken in Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Bangalore, India.
palm tree with bamboo like leaves
yours are the same terminal ones seem to be together and older ones have separated (it does that in fish tail palm too)
Loved to see your pictures of the fruits
typical fruits with scaly skin
is there a factor of maturity of the palm before it fruits or does it have to have lots of them around like the date palms? please share…
… can tell you where…
but she mentions Lal bagh
a botanical garden of extensive well tended collection from all over the world…
… has been showing us the trees and plants there… do search our database for his name…
I am not sure this is a Salacca – it looks more like Daemonorops jenkinsiana
Date : 23-11-2012
Habit : Climbing cane
Habitat : Wild
could be Calamus melanochaetes (formerly Daemonorops jenkinsiana)
Daemonorops jenkinsiana (= Calamus jenkinsianus) ???
… can clarify.
May be Calamus jenkinsianus is placed under syn. of Calamus melanochaetes, as per A revision of Calamus (Arecaceae, Calamoideae, Calameae, Calaminae) (2020) by him.