Calamus caryotoides

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Figure 1. C. caryotoides at Tully River, Nth. Queensland.


Common Names:

Fishtail Lawyer Cane/Vine.


Rainforests of north-eastern Queensland.


Very thin stems, and fishtail like leaves.


This species is the preferd one for cultivation.


Prefers a shadey, moist position. Quite cold tolerant.

Figure 2. C. caryotoides in fruit.


Contributed by:

Greg Cuffe
Australian Botanic Gardens (Figure 2).
Reproduced from Palms & Cycads No. 48, Jul-Sept 1995.

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