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  Calamus wightii
 
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  Family: ARECACEAE/PALMAE
  Citation:  Calamus wightii Griff., Palms Brit. E. Ind. t. 216C. 1850. Palmijuncus wightii (Griff.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 733. 1891. Calamus huegelianus Mart., Hist. Nat. Palm. 3: 338. 1853; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 455. 1893; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1568(1094). 1931; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 527. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 492. 1994; Renuka, Palms Kerala 26. 1999.
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  Description: Clustering, moderate sized rattans; stems with sheaths to 3 cm in diameter, without sheaths to 2 cm. Leaves to 2 m long; leaf sheath brownish green, densely armed with spines, spines solitary or subseriate, the largest 10-15 mm long, interspersed with abundant brown tomentum; knee present; leaflets regularly arranged along the rachis. Inflorescence long, flagellate, partial inflorescence to 30-40 cm long. Fruit 15-18 mm across, almost spherical, scales in 21 rows, quite black, shiny.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: July, May
  District(s): Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram
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  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
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  Localities: Aruvanpara, Aruvampara
   
 
   
 
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