Calamus rotang L.

  • Family : ARECACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Arecaceae
  • Species : Calamus rotang
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Calamus rotang L.
  • Common name : Common Rattan, Rattan
  • Vernacular name : Bet (Hin.); Betasu (Kan.); Pirmabu (Tam.); Bettam, Pemu (Tel.); Betto (Ori.); Vetasa (San.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0451
  • Collector(s) Name : K.Sankara Rao, Arun Singh R., K.R.K.Swamy & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 23/02/16
  • Collection Locality : R.P.R.C. Gardens, Bhubaneswar, Odisha State
  • Habit : Climbing Cane
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Often on plains and dry hill forests in clumps. Often cultivated. Cane is used for furniture and baskets.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Tamil Nadu State; Srikakulam district, West Godavari district, Nallamalai Hills (Kurnool district) (Andhra Pradesh State); Ganjam district, Khurda district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • 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; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. rotang. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.


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