Daemonorops angustifolia

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Figure 1. D. angustifolia


Common Names:

Water Rattan,
kotok (local name)

Distribution & Habitat:

Swampy areas on the Malay Peninsula.


A large, quick growing climbing palm which forms thickets of slender canes that can reach up to 40m long. They carry numerous spreading, pinnate leaves with attractive, drooping, narrow leaflets.


The canes are used for making low quality furniture.


Sunny, moist position. Requires tropical conditions, and something large to climb over.

Contributed by:

Kyle Wicomb (Figure 1)

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