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Useful Tropical Plants

Daemonorops grandis

(Griff.) Mart.

Arecaceae


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 grandis Griff.[
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Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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+ Synonyms

Calamus acanthopis Griff.

Calamus grandis Griff.

Calamus intermedius Griff.

Daemonorops intermedia (Griff.) Mart.

Daemonorops kirtong Griff.

Daemonorops laciniata Furtado

Daemonorops malaccensis Mart.

Palmijuncus grandis (Griff.) Kuntze

Palmijuncus intermedius (Griff.) Kuntze

Palmijuncus malaccensis (Mart.) Kuntze

Common Name:

Daemonorops grandis
Old inflorescence
Photograph by: John Dransfield
Image credit to Palmweb

General Information

Daemonorops grandis is an evergreen, climbing palm, producing a cluster of unbranched stems that can be 20 metres long, but is often shorter. The stems climb into surrounding trees in the forest[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Title
Annals of the Royal Botanic Garden Calcutta. Vol. 12, Pt. 1
Publication
 
Author
Beccari O.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Bengal Secretariat Press; Calcutta.
Year
1911
ISBN
 
Description
A monograph of the genus Daemonorops. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
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The plant is harvested from the wild as a local source of material for basket making and thatch.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Annals of the Royal Botanic Garden Calcutta. Vol. 12, Pt. 1
Publication
 
Author
Beccari O.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Bengal Secretariat Press; Calcutta.
Year
1911
ISBN
 
Description
A monograph of the genus Daemonorops. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Southeast Asia - Peninsula Thailand to Malaysia.

Habitat

Ridges and lower slopes of hill dipterocarp forests[
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Properties

HabitEvergreen Climber
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


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[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
548
Title
Annals of the Royal Botanic Garden Calcutta. Vol. 12, Pt. 1
Publication
 
Author
Beccari O.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Bengal Secretariat Press; Calcutta.
Year
1911
ISBN
 
Description
A monograph of the genus Daemonorops. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The leaves are used for thatch[
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The outer layer of the petiole and rachis are peeled and split into strips for making baskets and winnowing trays[
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]. The stem is about 30mm in diameter without the leaf-sheaths; and up to 50mm in diameter with the sheaths[
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Description
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Propagation

Seed -

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