Korthalsia furcata Becc., Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 12(2): 120 (1918)

Primary tabs

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Borneopresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
A very rare rattan known only from two collections - the type from West Kalimantan and one from G Gaharu in Serian District. (J. Dransfield, The Rattans of Sarawak. 1992)A

Discussion

Biology And Ecology

Uses

Description

  • Clustering slender rattan with stems climbing to 20 m, branching in the canopy. Stem without sheaths 2-3 mm diam., with sheaths 4-6 mm diam., internodes c. 10 cm in mature climbing stems, much shorter in juvenile shoots. Sheaths pale brown, armed with scattered triangular spines to 1.5 mm long and with scattered deciduous black scales between the spines; ocrea inflated, c. 20 x 11 mm, armed as the sheaths, usually ant- infested. Leaf cirrate to 65 cm long including the cirrus; petiole short, rarely exceeding 2 cm in mature stems, longer in juveniles, cirrus to 65 cm; leaflets usually 2 only, one on each side of the rachis, rarely with an extra basal leaflet on one side, the major leaflets 10- 25 x 2.5 - 5 cm with praemorse tips, the upper surface bright to dark green, the lower surface covered in a dense layer of white indumentum, transverse veinlets conspicuous on the upper surface. Inflorescences produced from the topmost 1 - 2 nodes, each with 1 -2 rachillae only;rachillaec. 18 x 0.8 cm. Young fruit c .6x8 mm covered in 17 vertical rows of chestnut brown scales. Seedling leaf bifid (Fig. 10). (J. Dransfield, The Rattans of Sarawak. 1992)A