Korthalsia laciniosa (Griff.) Mart., Hist. Nat. Palm. 3: 211 (1845)

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Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Andaman Is.present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Cambodiapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Malayapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Myanmarpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Nicobar Is.present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Philippinespresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Sumaterapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Thailandpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Vietnampresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Widely spread all over South Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Maps 7 and 10). (C. Renuka, A Manual of the Rattans of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 1995)A

Biology And Ecology


  • Clustering, medium diameter rattan. Stem branching, 25 m or more, with sheaths 2.1 cm in diameter,without sheaths 1.7 cm. Leaf 1.2 m long, cirrate: sheaths brown or red with very few spines to 0.6 cm long, disintegrating into embracing fibres; knee absent: ocrea very prominent, elongate, originally dry and membraneous but very soon distintegate into filaments: petiole very short: adaxial side of the rachis with two rows of spines; spines 0.7 cm long; leaflets 22 x 12 cm, equidistant, cuneate-rhomboid, irregularly toothed, dark green above, pale below, narrowed to a short petiole. Inflorescence large, twice or thrice branched; primary and secondary sheaths not tightly sheathing,distal end papery; rachilla densely tomentose; flowers arranged in longitudinal rows. Fruit widely depressed ovate, ca, 2 x 1.5 cm; scales in 13 vertical rows, orange red; endosperm ruminate. (C. Renuka, A Manual of the Rattans of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 1995)A

Materials Examined