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  Calamus hookerianus
 
  Family: ARECACEAE/PALMAE
  Citation:  Calamus hookerianus Becc., Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 11: 83, 226. t. 70. 1908; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1568(1094). 1931; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 398. 1985; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 26. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 479. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 353. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 743. 1997; Sasidh. & Anto in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 137. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 469. 1998; Renuka, Palms Kerala 25. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 362. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 519. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 896. 2009. Calamus borneensis Becc., Rec. Bot. Surv. Ind. 2: 205. 1926, non Miq. 1868.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kallenchooral, Pindichooral, Velichooral, Kakkachooral, Vanthal, Kallanchooral
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  Description: Clustering moderate sized canes; stem to 10 m or more long, with sheaths to 4 cm diameter. Sheaths armed with spines; spines triangular; mouth of the sheath provided with long papery spines to 18 cm long. Leaves 2 m long; leaflets regular. Fruits ca. 1 x 0.8 cm, subglobose; scales yellowish-brown with a dark brown boarder.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Kasaragode, Kannur, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-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:
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  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Rosemala, Shenduruny, Arjunankotta, Moozhiar, Sairandhri, Parambikulam, Karianchola, Kottiyur, Nelluyampathy forests, Valayam, Achencoil, Parur, Kodanad, Rajamallay near Munnar, Pokuthipalam, Nelliyampathy, Velithode, Cheruvathur, Pa
   
 
   
 
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