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  Calamus metzianus
 
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  Family: ARECACEAE/PALMAE
  Citation:  Calamus metzianus Schltr., Linnaea 26: 727. 1853; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 462. 1893; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 744. 1997; Renuka, Palms Kerala 27. 1999. Calamus rudentum Mart., Hist. Nat. Palm 3: 340. 1823-1853.
  Malayalam Name(s): Odiyan-chooral
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Clustering, small diameter rattans; stem with sheaths to 2 cm in diameter and without sheaths to 1 cm. Leaves to 1 cm long; leaf sheath pale green, densely armed with spines, spines to 2 cm long, triangular, yellowish, with numerous small spines in between; knee conspicuous; leaflets regularly arranged, 37 x 2 cm, gradually getting smaller towards the tip. Inflorescence to 2 m long, partial inflorescence to 25 cm long. Fruit ovoid, scales in 17 rows, channeled in the middle, light yellow with white border and brown apex.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-May
  District(s): Malappuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous 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: Pattakarimb, Thalumkolli
   
 
   
 
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