Calamus rotang L.

 
  • Family : ARECACEAE
    (PALM FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Arecaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Calamus rotang L.
  • Common name : Common Rattan, Rattan
  • Vernacular name : Bet (Hindi); Betasu (Kannada); Permabu (Tamil); Vetasa (Sanskrit); Arichural, Chooral (Malayalam); Betto, Pemu (Oria)
  • Habit : Cane (Climbing)
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated; often on plains to scrub jungles, near coastal regions and backwaters, occasional clumps. Cane is used for furniture and baskets
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : K. Sankar Rao, Arun Singh & Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 23/02/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0451
  • Collection Locality : RPRC Garden, Khurda district (OD)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, West Godavari district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Vizianagaram district
    • Karnataka : Cultivated
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Pune district, Sindhudurg district,
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : Not exact location
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Pullaiah, 1997. Fl. Andhra Pradesh, vol. 3. pp. 1015.; 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 rotang. Downloaded on 27 June 2019.

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