| Welcome to the PACSOA Palms and Cycads wiki !
If you have any information about this plant, please help by updating this article. Once you are registered you can contribute, change, or correct the text, and even add photos on this page. Click on the edit tab above and play around. Any mistake can be easily corrected, so don't be afraid.
Rainforest of south-east Queensland, and north-eastern New South Wales.
Slender climbing palm, with very thorny stems, and long modified inflorescences covered in backwards pointing hooks. These are used as an aid to climbing, but are also very successfull in snagging clothes and flesh of anyone passing. It often requires a great deal of care to extracate oneself from these hooks without drawing blood, (hence the common names).
Prefers it shady and moist. One of the more cold tolerant of the Calamus.
Figure 1. C. muelleri at Mt Tambourine, SE Queensland.
Eric Fehr (Figure 1&2)
Australian Botanic Gardens (Figure 3).