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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 23 | Arecaceae | Calamus

1. Calamus oxycarpus Beccari, Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta). 11(1) (Suppl.): 138. 1913.

尖果省藤 jian guo sheng teng

Stems clustered, not climbing, to 3 m tall, to 2 cm in diam. Leaf sheaths not seen; ocreas not seen; knees absent; flagella absent; rachis to 50 cm with to 15 lanceolate to broadly lanceolate pinnae per side, these irregularly arranged in distant clusters, apical few pinnae in a fan shape, apical pair free; middle pinnae 41-42 cm, 3-4 cm wide at mid-point, margins minutely bristly, densely white waxy abaxially and with many minute bristles; cirri absent. Inflorescences not seen in their entirety, not flagellate; inflorescence bracts splitting and tattering longitudinally and disintegrating. Fruits brownish, pear-shaped with a pronounced rostrum, to 3 × 1.7 cm, scales with densely brown tomentose margins.

● Ravines in dense semievergreen forests; 800-1100 m. Guangxi, Guizhou.


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