Calamus diepenhorstii Miq., Fl. Ned. Ind., Eerste Bijv. : 594 (1861)

Primary tabs

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Borneo present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A
Malaya present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A
Philippines present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A
Sumatera present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A
Thailand present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A

Discussion

  • I have referred to C. diepenhorstii two rather different forms in Sarawak. One occurs in kerangas at the foot of G Pueh; it more nearly approaches typical C. diepenhorstii than the other except in the sheath spines which have conspicuous swollen bases. The other was collected on the summit ridge of G Buri along the border of the 1st and 2nd Divisions; it possesses more numerous, smaller leaflets which are densely covered with bristles on the lower surface, and the leaf sheath is densely armed with long spines. There are only two collections of each form and so I am reluctant to commit myself as to whether they deserve varietal status within C. diepenhorstii. (Dransfield, J. 1992. The Rattans of Sarawak. Forest Department Sarawak, Malaysia and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK)B

Description

  • See C. diepenhorstii var. diepenhorstii

Bibliography

    A. World Checklist of Arecaceae
    B. Dransfield, J. 1992. The Rattans of Sarawak. Forest Department Sarawak, Malaysia and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK