Calamus delessertianus Becc.

Common Name: Pacchachural, Ottamoodan
Acc. No. 112

Distribution: This species is seen in the Karnataka and Kerala part of Western Ghats (Renuka, 1999 b) between 700 – 1200 m asl.

Provenance collected: Seeds were collected from Nelliampathy coming under Nemmara Forest Division.

Nature of species: No phenotypic variation was reported so far among the populations. This is a solitary, medium diameter rattan, stem without sheaths 2 – 2.5 cm in diameter.

Flowering: August – September.

Fruiting: May – June.

Conservation status:Vulnerable (Renuka, 2001).

Uses: Used in the furniture industry.

References: Renuka, C.,Bhat,K.V.,Pandalai,R.C. 2010. Rattans of India. Kerala Forest Research Institute,Peechi,Thrissur,Kerala.pp.46-47