Plectocomia bractealis Becc., Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 12(2): 40 (1918)

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Assampresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
INDIA (Upper Assam). Endemic. (S.K. Basu, Rattans (canes) in India. A Monographic Revision. 1992)A

Discussion

  • According to Beccari (1918), type specimens were collected from a plant cultivated in the then East India Company's botanic Garden, in Calcutta (now Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah). This species is no longer in the Garden. (S.K. Basu, Rattans (canes) in India. A Monographic Revision. 1992)A

Biology And Ecology

  • Unknown. (S.K. Basu, Rattans (canes) in India. A Monographic Revision. 1992)A

Uses

  • Unknown (S.K. Basu, Rattans (canes) in India. A Monographic Revision. 1992)A

Description

  • Vegetative parts unknown. Bracts on flower branches of female inflorescence 7-7.5 x 3 cm, thickly covered with indumentum. Female flowers 5 in number in each bract, pedicel late, bracteolate; bracteoles 5-15 mm long, acuminate, tomentose outside; calyx deeply divided into 3 elongate, triangular, acuminate, 10-13 mm long sepals; each striated and puberulous outside; petals 3, broad-based, lanceolate, acuminate, 1.5 -1.8 cm long; ovary coarsely woolly outside; wools arise from the laciniate points of scales; style short, conical, trigonous with subulate stigmas not longer than sepals; staminodes with narrowly sagittate sterile anthers. (S.K. Basu, Rattans (canes) in India. A Monographic Revision. 1992)A

Materials Examined

  • Upper Assam Holotype! Masters s.n. (CAL Ace. no. 495006). (S.K. Basu, Rattans (canes) in India. A Monographic Revision. 1992)A

Cultivation

  • Not cultivated at present. (S.K. Basu, Rattans (canes) in India. A Monographic Revision. 1992)A

Bibliography

A. S.K. Basu, Rattans (canes) in India. A Monographic Revision. 1992
B. World Checklist of Arecaceae