Daemonorops oligophylla Becc., Fl. Brit. India 6: 467 (1893)

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Malayapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Perak: only known from the type locality (G. Tambang Batak) collected by Scortechini. (J. Dransfield, A Manual of the rattans of the Malay Peninsula. Malayan Forest Recirds 29.. 1979)A

Discussion

  • This very slender ant rattan is known only from the type. A similar plant occurs of G. Bunga Buah in Selangor, and at Eraser's Hill in lower montane forest but there are more leaflets on each side of the rachis. (J. Dransfield, A Manual of the rattans of the Malay Peninsula. Malayan Forest Recirds 29.. 1979)A

Common Name

  • rotan ? (J. Dransfield, A Manual of the rattans of the Malay Peninsula. Malayan Forest Recirds 29.. 1979)A

Etymology

  • Oligos - few, phullon - leaf (J. Dransfield, A Manual of the rattans of the Malay Peninsula. Malayan Forest Recirds 29.. 1979)A

Uses

  • Not known. (J. Dransfield, A Manual of the rattans of the Malay Peninsula. Malayan Forest Recirds 29.. 1979)A

Description

  • Clustering slender rattan. Stem without sheaths about 7 mm in diameter with sheaths to 12 mm. Sheaths armed with 3 complete reflexed collars tipped with long black horsehair-like spines and many incomplete collars armed with smaller spines. Leaves to 90 cm long including cirrus to about 30 cm long. Petiole to about 30 cm long, armed along margins with small spines and solitary reflexed claw-like spines. Leaflets about 6 on each side of the rachis arranged in 2 groups of 2 to 4 leaflets, the groups ± opposite. Largest leaflet to 16 cm long by 2 cm wide, armed with bristles along margins and the upper surface of mid-vein. Other parts unknown. (J. Dransfield, A Manual of the rattans of the Malay Peninsula. Malayan Forest Recirds 29.. 1979)A

Bibliography

A. J. Dransfield, A Manual of the rattans of the Malay Peninsula. Malayan Forest Recirds 29.. 1979
B. World Checklist of Arecaceae