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  Calamus lacciferus
 
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  Family: ARECACEAE/PALMAE
  Citation:  Calamus lacciferus Lakshmana & Renuka, JETB 14: 705. 1990; Renuka, Rattans W. Ghats 35.1992; Rangan et al., Rheedea 13: 78. 2003.
  Malayalam Name(s): Pal-chooral
  Tamil name(s):
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  Description: High climbing, cluster forming rattans; stem thin 0.5-0.8 cm in diameter at base, getting thicker upwards, to 4 cm with sheath and up to 1.5 cm without sheath in diameter distally, basal nodes produce new shoots. Leaves to 2-2.5 m long, ecirrate; sheath green basely and grayish green distally, sparingly spiny, bulbous based spines 0.5-1 cm long; knee conspicuous, devoid of spines; petiole 30-40 cm long, armed with short spines, rachis with recurved spines beneath, excudes milky latex when cut; leaflets regular, linear lanceolate, 60 x 3 cm, tip ciliate, terminal leaflets 20 x 1.2 cm, slightly united at base, mid vein ciliated dorsally, lateral veins ciliated ventrally on the upper half. Inflorescence long, flagellate; primary sheaths tubular, inflated at mouth; rachillae up to 5-6 cm long, arched and recurved, upper ones gradually becoming shorter to 1 cm long, involucrophorum stalked; involucre disc shaped; fruiting perianth pedicellate. Fruits, globose, 2 cm in diameter; scales in 19 vertical rows, yellow with brown boarder, shiny, deeply channeled in the middle; endosperm ruminate.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-June
  District(s): Malappuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern 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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
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