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  Calamus neelagiricus
 
  Family: ARECACEAE/PALMAE
  Citation:  Calamus neelagiricus Renuka, Rheedea 7: 69. 1997; Sasidh. & Anto in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 137. 1999; Biju in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 173. 1999; Renuka, Palms Kerala 29. 1999.
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  Description: Solitary moderate sized rattans; stem with sheaths up to 5 cm in diameter and without sheaths to 3 cm. Leaves to 2 cm long; leaf sheath green, armed with sturdy, bulbous based spines of 1 cm long; leaflets are arranged regularly. Inflorescence to 2.5 m long, partial inflorescence to 30 cm long. Fruit 1 x 0.5 cm, oblate, scales straw yellow when dry, channelled in the middle and arranged in 21 rows.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-May
  District(s): Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  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: Kerala
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Kattuvaramudi
   
 
   
 
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