Daemonorops aurea Renuka & Vijayak., Rheedea 4: 122 (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
In evergreen forests of Shoal Bay, South Andamans. (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 3.5 cm in diameter, without sheaths 2 cm in diameter. Leaves 2 m long, cirrate; sheath yellowish green, very sparingly armed, 8-10 spines on a sheath below the knee; knee very stout and prominent; ocrea not seen; petiole 30 cm long, spiny along the margins, spines 1 cm long; leaflets regular, the largest co. 45 x 2.5 cm, lateral veins ciliate, cilia 0.5 cm long. Inflorescence erect, 30 cm long, all inner bracts enclosed in the outermost; outer most bract armed with black spines; spines 3 cm long. Fruit globose, 1.5 cm in diameter, scales in 18 vertical rows, golden yellow even in younger stages, deeply channelled in the middle; endosperm ruminate. (C. Renuka, A Manual of the Rattans of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 1995)A

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