Calamus salicifolius Becc., Rec. Bot. Surv. India 2: 206 (1902)

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Cambodia present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Vietnam present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Indochinese endemic. Vietnam (Cochinchina) and Cambodia. (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 material we have examined does not support the recognition of two diagnosable varieties. Even the type of var. leiophyllus bears one or two black spines on the surface of some of its leaflets and other specimens show a continuum of increasing spininess. The inflorescences can look superficially similar to those of C. hypoleucus since the primary bracts of C. salicifolius often form an inflated limb cloaking about a third of the partial inflorescence, but those of C. hypoleucus exceed the partial inflorescence, which is also much more densely and slenderly branched. (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

  • Unknown. (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. The species appears to be commonly collected within its limited range, but even its preferred habitat remains unclear. (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

  • None recorded. (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

  • None recorded. (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

  • VIETNAM (COCHINCHINA): 'Chalen'? [illeg.], undated, (fr.), Thorel s.n. (BM, P); Tong Keoun near Saigon, Pierre 4833 (P, K [photograph]). CAMBODIA: between Angkor Wat and Sisophon, 3 July 1959, (stam.), Floto, E 7308 (K, BKF); Camphong Chuong, undated, (fr.), Kuntze, 0. 3995 (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