Daemonorops longistipes Burret, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 15: 798 (1943)

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Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Borneopresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Abundant in lower montane forest G. Pagon and Bt. Retak. Elsewhere in Sabah and Sarawak. Endemic to Borneo. (J. Dransfield, The Rattans of Brunei Darussalam. 1997)A


  • This species is one of the most conspicuous rattans of montane forest in the headwaters of the Temburong River at altitudes of 1,200-1,800 m above sea level. It is variable, some forms being very slender. It is closely related to D. korthalsii and other members of the complex of D. hystrix. (J. Dransfield, The Rattans of Brunei Darussalam. 1997)A



  • Slender clustering to moderate montane rattan climbing to 10 m, usually less, rarely flowering when ± stemless; stem without sheaths to 10 mm diam., with sheaths to 30 mm diam., internodes short, generally not exceeding c. 8 cm. Sheaths yellowish-green, covered with dark brown indumentum and very abundant black spines to 1-20 mm, in short lateral groups, the spines fragile and breaking off, leaving short stubs on old sheaths, spines around the sheath mouth erect and papery, to 6 cm; knee well developed. Leaf cirrate to 2.5 m long (much less in slender forms) including cirrus to 80 cm and petiole to 40 cm; petiole armed with horizontal spines to 1.5 cm; leaflets regularly arranged, to c. 45 on each side of the rachis, the longest to 35 × 2 cm, armed with scattered bristles or unarmed on the upper surface, armed with a row of bristles along the main vein beneath. Inflorescences arching, to 30 cm, with a peduncle 5-15 cm long; bracts closely tubular at first, splitting and falling at anthesis; male rachilla rusty tomentose to 1 cm, female similarly tomentose, to 8 cm. Mature fruit ovoid or depressed globose, to 13 × 15 mm, covered in 15-21 vertical rows of reflexed straw-coloured scales. Seed globose, c. 10 mm diam.; endosperm ruminate. Seedling leaf not known. (Fig. 15). (J. Dransfield, The Rattans of Brunei Darussalam. 1997)A

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