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  Calamus lakshmanae
 
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  Family: ARECACEAE/PALMAE
  Citation:  Calamus lakshmanae Renuka, JETB 14: 701. 1990; Renuka, Rattans W. Ghats 37.1992; Rangan et al., Rheedea 13: 78. 2003.
  Malayalam Name(s): Man-chooral
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  Description: Clustering, high climbing rattans; stem 2-2.5 cm with sheath and 1 cm without sheath in diameter. Leaves 1.65 m long, ecirrate; leaf sheath yellowish green to green, densely armed with yellowish bulbous based spines, spines up to 1 cm long, pointing horizontally or upwards; distal younger sheath less spiny and with brown markings; knee present; petiole to 20 cm long, armed with small curved spines; leaflets regular, linear-lanceolate, tip not ciliate, to 45 x 2 cm, terminal leaflets 20 x 1 cm, 3 veined, lateral veins ciliate on dorsal surface, midvein ciliated on ventral surface, margin spinulose. Inflorescence long, pendulous; primary sheath slightly sheathing with short spines; partial inflorescence to 60 cm long, attached above the mouth of the sheath; secondary sheath tubular-infundibuliform, tightly sheathing, up to 4 cm long, narrow at base and flat on inner side, with 3-4 small prickles in distal region, rachillae up to 12 cm long; involucrophorum sessile; involucre cup-shaped; fruiting perianth slightly callous at base. Fruits 1 x 0.7 cm, ovate, scales in 26 vertical rows, bright green when young; channeled along the middle, endosperm ruminate.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-April
  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
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