Plectocomia bractealis Becc., Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 12(2): 40 (1918)

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Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (
Assampresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B



  • Vegetative parts unknown. Bracts on flower branches of female inflorescence 7-7.5 x 3 cm, thickly covered with indumentum. Female flowers 5 in number in each bract, pedicel late, bracteolate; bracteoles 5-15 mm long, acuminate, tomentose outside; calyx deeply divided into 3 elongate, triangular, acuminate, 10-13 mm long sepals; each striated and puberulous outside; petals 3, broad-based, lanceolate, acuminate, 1.5 -1.8 cm long; ovary coarsely woolly outside; wools arise from the laciniate points of scales; style short, conical, trigonous with subulate stigmas not longer than sepals; staminodes with narrowly sagittate sterile anthers. (S.K. Basu, Rattans (canes) in India. A Monographic Revision. 1992)A

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