Calamus hypoleucus Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 43(2): 208 (1874)

Primary tabs

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Laospresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Myanmarpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Laos (Central) and Myanmar. (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 Lao material is easily matched with that from Myanmar, although the Lao plants have longer leaves, slightly narrower leaflets with bristly margins and slightly longer inflorescences. (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

  • Scrub and bamboo at 150 m. (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. Further research is required, but no clear threats are known at present. (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

  • wai deng, wai kamlao (Lao Loum). (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

  • Suitable for handicrafts, but the stem is quite short. Shoot edible but small. (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

  • MYANMAR: Karen Country and Hills, Thoungye, undated, (pist.), Brandis. s.n. E66 (K). LAOS (CENTRAL): Bolikhamxay Province, Thaphabat Distr., near Ban Hatkhai, 10 April 1998, (ster.), Khamphone KP 138 (FRCL, K), 17 Dec. 1998, (stam.), Khamphone KP 319 (FRCL, K), 17 Dec. 1998, (pist.), Khamphone KP 321 (FRCL, K) and 17 Dec. 1998, (stam.), Khamphone KP 320 (FRCL, K). (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