Calamus merrillii

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Figure 1. C. merrillii at the Mt Cootha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane.

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Synonymy:

Unknown

Common Names:

Palasan

Distribution:

Phillipines

Habitat:

Rainforest

Description:

Tall, climbing palm, with pinnate leaves, and very spiny trunk.

General:

A very popular plant for use in basket and furniture making. Excessive harvesting has caused it to be officially listed as a threatened species.

Culture:

Warm, sheltered, and moist.



Contributed by:

Mike Gray (Figure 1)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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