Daemonorops manii Becc., Fl. Brit. India 6: 463 (1893)

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Andaman Is.present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B

Biology And Ecology

Description

  • Clustering, medium diameter rattan. Stem 20 m long or more, with sheaths 3 cm in diameter, without sheaths 1.5-2 cm in diameter. Leaves 3 m or more, cirrate; sheath light yellow, armed with spines, spines black, triangular, flat, unequal, 3 cm long, scattered or subseriate; knee prominent; petiole 30 cm long, armed with straight, unequal, black spines at the margins: rachis armed with series of solitary or seriate black Dipped claws; leaflets regular, 30 x 1.5 cm, closely set, veins ciliate from the middle upwards, margin spinulous. Female inflorescence erect, 30 cm long with a rigid unarmed peduncle; all the inner bracts enclosed within the outermost, outer most bract with black spines, inner ones glabrous: partial inflorescence 8-10 cm long, rachilla very rigid with zig-zag sinuous axis. Fruit spherical, 1.5 cm across; scales in 18 vertical rows, brown, channelled in the middle; endosperm ruminate. (C. Renuka, A Manual of the Rattans of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 1995)A

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