Calamus thysanolepis Hance, J. Bot. 12: 265 (1874)

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
China Southeastpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Vietnampresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Vietnam (North Annam), China (South-east China). (T. Evans & K. Sengdala & B. Thammavong & O.V. Viengkham & J. Dransfield, A Synopsis of the Rattans (Arecaceae: Calamoideae) of Laos and Neighbouring Parts of Indochina. 2002)A

Discussion

  • The sole specimen of C. scutellaris is a fragment of infructescence. There is no doubt that it matches the extensive material of C. thysanolepis at K. Beccari (1913) overlooked the similarity between these two taxa when he named C. scutellaris, comparing it only with C. scipionum. The strongly grouped, plumose leaflets are reminiscent of C. viminalis but the erect habit and short inflorescences with strongly lacerate bracts and broadly cupular involucrophores are very different. The status of var. polylepis C. F. Wei from Guangdong was not reassessed in the present study. (T. Evans & K. Sengdala & B. Thammavong & O.V. Viengkham & J. Dransfield, A Synopsis of the Rattans (Arecaceae: Calamoideae) of Laos and Neighbouring Parts of Indochina. 2002)A

Biology And Ecology

  • Unknown. (T. Evans & K. Sengdala & B. Thammavong & O.V. Viengkham & J. Dransfield, A Synopsis of the Rattans (Arecaceae: Calamoideae) of Laos and Neighbouring Parts of Indochina. 2002)A

Conservation

  • Unknown, but suitable areas of lowland forest are scarce and declining in the one area of Indochina where is has been recorded. (T. Evans & K. Sengdala & B. Thammavong & O.V. Viengkham & J. Dransfield, A Synopsis of the Rattans (Arecaceae: Calamoideae) of Laos and Neighbouring Parts of Indochina. 2002)A

Common Name

  • None recorded. (T. Evans & K. Sengdala & B. Thammavong & O.V. Viengkham & J. Dransfield, A Synopsis of the Rattans (Arecaceae: Calamoideae) of Laos and Neighbouring Parts of Indochina. 2002)A

Uses

  • Fruits sold in Vietnam, presumably as food. (T. Evans & K. Sengdala & B. Thammavong & O.V. Viengkham & J. Dransfield, A Synopsis of the Rattans (Arecaceae: Calamoideae) of Laos and Neighbouring Parts of Indochina. 2002)A

Materials Examined

  • CHINA (SOUTH-EAST): Hong Kong, Nov. 1873, (stam. & fr.), Dods, Dr G., 18373, (K, BM). VIETNAM (NORTH ANNAM): Thanh Hoa market, undated, (fr.), Bon 5743 (P). (T. Evans & K. Sengdala & B. Thammavong & O.V. Viengkham & J. Dransfield, A Synopsis of the Rattans (Arecaceae: Calamoideae) of Laos and Neighbouring Parts of Indochina. 2002)A

Bibliography

    A. T. Evans & K. Sengdala & B. Thammavong & O.V. Viengkham & J. Dransfield, A Synopsis of the Rattans (Arecaceae: Calamoideae) of Laos and Neighbouring Parts of Indochina. 2002
    B. World Checklist of Arecaceae