Daemonorops wrightmyoensis Renuka & Vijayak., Rheedea 4: 125 (1994)

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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
Evergreen forests at Wright myo. South Andamans. (Map. 9). (C. Renuka, A Manual of the Rattans of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 1995)A

Biology And Ecology

Description

  • Clustering, large diameter rattan. Stem 20 m long or more, with sheaths 4.5 cm in diameter, without sheaths 3 cm in diameter. Leaf 3 m or more, cirrate; sheath yellow at the knee, armed with spines; spines dimor-phic.spines below the knee brown, to 4 x 0.5 cm, triangular, flat.base upraised, spines above the knee black, to 0.2 x 1 cm; knee prominent; ocrea not prominent, mouth of the sheath with few papery spines, spines to 6 cm long; petiole armed below and margins with a row of spines; leaflets regular, to 55 x 2 cm, white powdery beneath, midrib prominent, margins with bristles, lateral veins ciliate above except at the basal portion. Inflorescence erect; all inner bracts enclosed within the outermost; male inflorescence 60-80 cm long, ultra- decompound, male flowers 4 mm long; female inflorescence 30 cm long. Fruit oblong, cal x 1.5 cm; scales in 18 vertical rows, brown with dark brown tips, slightly channelled: endosperm ruminate. (C. Renuka, A Manual of the Rattans of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 1995)A

Materials Examined