Daemonorops jenkinsiana

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Figure 1. D. jenkinsiana at Palmetum de Tenerife (Canary Islands).


Common Names:

Major Jenkin's rattan palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Rainforest from E. Himalaya to Indo-China.


An attractive, fine leaved climbing palm with very spiny stems and leaves.


This is a widely used rattan; both for furniture making, as well as for food (the young shoots are edible)


Warm, sheltered, and moist.

Figure 2. D. jenkinsiana stem close-up.

Contributed by:

Jose M. Zerolo (Figure 1&2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

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