Calamus nicobaricus Becc., Fl. Brit. India 6: 446 (1892)

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Nicobar Is.present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Great Nicobar Islands ( Endemic). (C. Renuka, A Manual of the Rattans of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 1995)A

Discussion

  • This cane species was described by Beccari based on E.H. Man's collections from Great Nicobar Island. Man's specimens were without fertile parts. According to Man, this cane was locally known as Dahya and used In trading with Singapore. No old or recent collection was availablejor study. This cane could not be collected In the recent survey. (C. Renuka, A Manual of the Rattans of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 1995)A

Biology And Ecology

  • Not known. (C. Renuka, A Manual of the Rattans of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 1995)A

Common Name

  • Dahya. (C. Renuka, A Manual of the Rattans of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 1995)A

Description

  • Clustering, small diameter rattan. Stem yellowish green, with sheaths 7-14 mm in diameter. Sheath obliquely truncate at mouth, scurfy outside, armed with numerous spines, spines, 1-2.5 cm long, dimorphic, flattened spines intermingled with broad-based deflexed spines: flagellum filiform; knee conspicuous; ocrea very short, truncate, smooth outside: leaflets equidistant, linear, subulately acuminate, with conspicuous upper midnerve, bristly on both sides, lateral nerves smooth, middle leaflets 18-25 cm long, 10 - 12 mm broad at middle. Fertile parts unknown. (C. Renuka, A Manual of the Rattans of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 1995)A

Bibliography

    A. C. Renuka, A Manual of the Rattans of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 1995
    B. World Checklist of Arecaceae