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  Calamus gamblei
 
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  Family: ARECACEAE/PALMAE
  Citation:  Calamus gamblei Becc. in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 453. 1893; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1568(1093). 1931; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 492. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 479. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 352. 1997; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 76. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 469. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 322. 1999; Renuka, Palms Kerala 24. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 362. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 519. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 895. 2009. Calamus gamblei Becc. var. sphaerocarpa Becc., Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 11: 96, 316. 1908; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1568(1094). 1931.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chooral, Pachural, Ottamoodam
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Clustering moderate sized cane; stem to 20 m or more long, with sheaths ca 2.5 cm dia, sheaths green, armed with spines, spines bulbous based, knee present. Leaves to 1.2 m long. Inflorescence flagellate, arising well above the mouth of the sheath. Partial inflorescence 5-6, to 90 cm long. Fruit 2 cm across, spherical or slightly tapers at base; scales deeply channelled, pale yellow, shining.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kollam, Kannur, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  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
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Sholayar, Kallar, Olikkudy, Chokkampetti, Kakki dam area, Kothala, Chandanathode, Munnar, Attappady R.F., Chandanathode, on way to Nilamel, Kakki hills, Old Devicolam
   
 
   
 
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