Daemonorops rarispinosa 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
Common species of Daemonorops at Little Andaman Island. (Map 6). (C. Renuka, A Manual of the Rattans of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 1995)A

Biology And Ecology

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Description

  • Clustering, medium diameter rattan. Stem 20 m long or more,with sheaths 2.5 cm in diameter, without sheaths 2 cm in diameter. Leaves to 1 m long, cirrate: sheath light yellow, sparingly armed with downwardly directed spines, spines 1.5 cm, triangular, flat; knee prominent; ocrea not seen; petiole spiny at margins, spines 1 cm long; rachis with a row of reflexed spines at the adaxial side; leaflets narrow, regular, 40 x 1.7 cm., green,midrib prominent, margins with bristles, lateral veins ciliate above. Inflorescence erect, 40 cm long, covered by a primary armed bract. Fruit globose, 1.3 cm in diameter; scales in 18 vertical rows, golden yellow, channelled; endosperm ruminate. (C. Renuka, A Manual of the Rattans of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 1995)A

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