It has been proposed - William J.Baker; A revised delimitation of the rattan genus Calamus (Arecaceae), Phytotaxa 197 (2): 139-152; 2015 - that the genera Ceratolobus, Daemonorops, Pogonotium and Retispatha should all be subsumed into a revised and expanded concept of the genus Calamus. This revised treatment has been accepted in the 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families' and is likely to recieve further acceptance. For the time being, until there is wider acceptance of this change, we are not moving these species across into Calamus. The new name for this species in Calamus will be Calamus calapparius Mart. [
Calamus amboinensis Miq.
Calamus calapparius Mart.
Palmijuncus amboinensis (Miq.) Kuntze
Palmijuncus calapparius (Mart.) Kuntze
Daemonorops calapparia is a very large, evergreen, climbing palm with a cluster of long, unbranched stems that can grow to the tops of the trees in the rainforest.
The plant is harvested from the wild for its edible apical stems, which are consumed locally.
Southeast Asia - Indonesia in the Moluccas.
Most species in this genus are more or less vigorous climbing plants in rainforests. In general, they are likely to grow best with their roots in the shade but with enough gap in the canopy to encourage their stems to grow up towards the light. They are also likely to grow best in a humus-rich soil[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required.
The apical bud is cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
The stems are of no value in basket making or weaving[
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