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  Calamus delessertianus
 
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  Family: ARECACEAE/PALMAE
  Citation:  Calamus delessertianus Becc., Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 11: 276. 1908; Karthik. & Sharma, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 80: 76. 1983; Renuka, Palms Kerala 22. 1999.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chooral, Pacchachural, Ottamoodan
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  Description: Solitary medium diameter canes; stem to 30 m or more long, 3 cm in diameter at base and 5-6 cm at the apex with sheath; 2-2.5 cm without sheaths. Leaves ca 2 m long, ecirrate; sheath dark green, spiny, spines bulbous based; petiole 50-60 cm long; rachis spiny; leaflets regular, to 55 x 2.5 cm, linear lanceolate; veins ciliated; cilia to 1.5 cm long, black tipped; leaf margins spinulose. Female inflorescence rather large; primary sheath coriaceous, tubular, closely sheathing at base, splits open slightly at the mouth, densely spiny; partial inflorescence to 30 cm long, attached inside the sheath, recurved, basal ones some times branched. Fruits spherical, 1.5 cm in diameter, stalk 3-10 mm long; scales straw yellow, spirally arranged, distinguished into 28 vertical series, deeply channeled in the middle; endosperm ruminate.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-June
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kannur, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
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