Calamus pseudotenuis Becc. ex Becc. & Hook. f.

Common Name:
Acc. No. 120

Distribution: This species occurs in the W. Ghat of Kerala and in Sri Lanka. C. pseudotenuis occurs at higher elevations usually from 700 m asl upwards (Renuka, 1992b).

Provenance collected: Seeds were collected from Peerumedu, Kerala.

Nature of species: This is a clustering, medium diameter rattan, stem without sheaths about 2.5 cm in diameter. In Kerala phenotypic variations are noted in the spine characters only

Flowering: July – August.

Fruiting: April – May.

Conservation status:Lower risk’ (Renuka, 2001).

Uses: Bhat (1992) reports this as moderately strong cane. Used in furniture industry and in basket making. Shoot tips edible.

References: Renuka, C.,Bhat,K.V.,Pandalai,R.C. 2010. Rattans of India. Kerala Forest Research Institute,Peechi,Thrissur,Kerala.pp.113-117