Calamus thwaitesii var. canaranus Becc.

 
  • Family : ARECACEAE
    (PALM FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Arecaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Calamus thwaitesii Becc.
  • Vernacular name : Handibetha (Kannada)
  • Habit : Cane (Climbing)
  • Comments / notes : Common in evergreen to semi-evergreen forests throughout Western Ghats. Cane is used in manufacture of walking-sticks and suspension bridges.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-January
  • Collector(s) Name : T.P.Ramamoorthy; D.H.Nicolson, T.P.Ramamoorthy & K.N.Gandhi; D.H.Nicolson, T.P.Ramamoorthy & K.N.Gandhi
  • Collection Nos : HFP 1493, HFP 2833
  • Collection Locality : Kempuhole, Shiradi Ghat (Hassan); Shiradi Ghat (Hassan)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011.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 thwaitesii var. canaranus. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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