Calamus pseudotenuis Becc.

 
  • Family : ARECACEAE
    (PALM FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Arecaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Calamus pseudotenuis Becc.
  • Vernacular name : Vetra (Sanskrit); Soojibetha (Kannada); Chooral (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Cane (Climbing)
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in evergreen forests across Ghats. Cane is used in manufacture of furniture and baskets.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-February
  • Collector(s) Name : T.P.Ramamoorthy; D.H.Nicolson, T.P.Ramamoorthy & K.N.Gandhi; B.R.Ramesh & Raja Keshava Murthy
  • Collection Nos : HFP 1442, HFP 2862, KFP 6167
  • Collection Locality : Vanagur (Hassan); Mankanahalli (Hassan); Kodachadri range (Shimoga)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Kolhapur district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district
  • Native : Southern Asia
  • World Distribution : South West India and Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state – Monocotyledons; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Calamus pseudotenuis. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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