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  Calamus vattayila
 
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  Family: ARECACEAE/PALMAE
  Citation:  Calamus vattayila Renuka, Curr. Sci. 56: 1012. 1987; Renuka & Sasidh., RIC Bulletin 9: 5. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 480. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 354. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 470. 1998; Renuka, Palms Kerala 34. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 362. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 520. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 897. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Vattayilayan, Ottaman
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Solitary, climbing canes; stem to 30 m long, with sheaths to 2.5 cm in diam; sheath dark green, sparingly spiny; knee conspicuous. Leaf to 1 m long, leaflets alternate, elliptic, ciliate at apex, 6-veined; petiole to 25 cm long; spines erect, to 1 cm long; flagellum to 4 m long, with grouped recurved spines. Female inflorescence in heavy branches, to 1 m long. Fruit ca. 2.5 x 0.8 cm, oblong, scales in 25-30 rows, longer than broad, chest nut brown.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-August
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Malappuram, Wayanad, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: 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
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Sholayar, Kallar, Arjunankotta, Moozhiar, Kuriarkutty, Kottiyur, on way to Nilamel, Vazhachal, Chalakkudy, Nemmara
   
 
   
 
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