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  Calamus travancoricus
 
  Family: ARECACEAE/PALMAE
  Citation:  Calamus travancoricus Bedd. in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 452. 1893; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1567(1093). 1931; N.C. Nair & Mohanan, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 3: 575. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 427. 1984; Renuka & Sasidh., RIC Bulletin 9: 4. 1990; FTV; 492; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 405. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 354. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 745. 1997; Renuka, Palms Kerala 33. 1999; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 745. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 520. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 897. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Arichooral, Cheruchooral, Kattuchooral, Vallichooral
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  English name(s):
  Description: Very slender climbing canes; stem with sheath, c. 2.5 cm across; spines c. 5 mm long, recurved; ocrea papery; flagellum 1-1.3 cm long. Rachis to 45 cm long with claw like spines; leaflets clustered, 10-25 x 1-1.5 cm, lanceolate, acuminate at apex, 3-ribbed. Male inflorescence to 1 m long; partial inflorescence 8-10, to 10 cm long. Female inflorescence 30-40 cm long; partial inflorescence 3-4, c. 12 cm long; involucre shallow, concave. Fruit 0.8-1 cm across, globose, covered with about 24 rows of scales.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-June
  District(s): Ernakulam, Kollam, Thrissur, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Idukki, Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests, also in sacred groves
  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:
  Altitude: 700-900
  Localities: Rosemala, Kallar, Moozhiar, Parur, Kodanad, Edamalayar, Vazhachal, Chalakkudy, Kulathupuzha, Ranni, Adoor, Konni, Vallavamallay, Aryankavu ghat, Ariankavu, Rockwood, Thenmalai, Attayar
   
 
   
 
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