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

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (https://github.com/tdwg/wgsrpd)
Assam present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
INDIA (Upper Assam). Endemic. (Basu, S.K. 1992: Rattans (canes) in India. A Monographic Revision)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. (Basu, S.K. 1992: Rattans (canes) in India. A Monographic Revision)A

Biology And Ecology

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

Uses

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

Materials Examined

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

Cultivation

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

Bibliography

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