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  Calamus pseudotenuis
 
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  Family: ARECACEAE/PALMAE
  Citation:  Calamus pseudotenuis Becc. in Hook., Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 445. 1892; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1567(1093). 1931; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 427. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 329. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 490. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 527. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 492. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 405. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 26. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 480. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 353. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 469. 1998; Renuka, Palms Kerala 30. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 362. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 745. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 896. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chooral
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Clustering moderate sized canes; stem to 7 m or more in length, with sheaths to 3.5 cm in diameter; sheath yellowish green, spines to 3.5 cm long, intermingled with thin smaller spines, brown-tomentose; mouth of the sheath with 3-4 longer spines, to 6 cm long; ocrea 10 cm long. Leaf to 1.6 m long; leaflets ca. 50 x 2.5 cm, regular, long-acuminate. Inflorescence 3 m long; partial inflorescence 70 cm long; rachillae 8 cm long. Fruit ca. 1.5 x 0.8 cm, subovoid.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kollam, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South West India and Sri Lanka
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 700-1100
  Localities: Ponmudi, Rosemala, Kallar, Thekkady, Thannikkudy, Karadikkavala, Melmala, Karimala, Kanthalppara, Kozhikkanam, Peermade, Attappady R.F., Nelluyampathy forests, Chandanathode, Munnar, Karasurymala, Nemmara, Ariankavu, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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