Calamus brandisii Becc. ex Becc. & Hook. f.Common Name: Cheru choral
Acc. No. 114
Distribution: This species is seen in the evergreen forests between 1000-1500 m asl in Kerala and Tamil Nadu part of Western Ghats (Renuka, 1992b).
Provenance collected: Seeds were collected from the populations seen in Pandimotta coming under Kulathupuzha forest range.
Nature of species: This is a cluster forming, slender rattan, stem without sheaths up to 0.8 cm in diameter.
Flowering: October- December.
Fruiting: March – May.
Conservation status:Vulnerable (Renuka, 2001). This rattan is extracted in large quantities from the W. Ghats. Uses: This is reported to be a moderately strong cane (Bhat, 1992). Extensively used in the furniture and handicraft industries.
Uses: This is reported to be a moderately strong cane (Bhat, 1992). Extensively used in the furniture and handicraft industries.
References: Renuka, C.,Bhat,K.V.,Pandalai,R.C. 2010. Rattans of India. Kerala Forest Research Institute,Peechi,Thrissur,Kerala.pp.46