Daemonorops angustifolia

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Figure 1. D. angustifolia

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Common Names:

Water Rattan,
kotok (local name)

Distribution & Habitat:

Swampy areas on the Malay Peninsula.

Description:

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.

General:

The canes are used for making low quality furniture.

Culture:

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



Contributed by:

Kyle Wicomb (Figure 1)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

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