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Useful Tropical Plants

Daemonorops ingens

J.Dransf.

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 ingens (J.Dransf.) W.J.Baker [
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+ Synonyms

Calamus ingens (J.Dransf.) W.J.Baker

Common Name:

Daemonorops ingens
Fruit
Photograph by: John Dransfield
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General Information

Daemonorops ingens is a very vigorous, evergreen, climbing palm. It sometimes only produces a single unbranched stem, sometimes several in a cluster - these stems can grow right to the tops of the trees in the rainforest[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of thatch.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Malaysia and Indonesia, on the island of Borneo,

Habitat

Usually found on damp slopes near valley bottoms or along streams[
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Properties

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HabitEvergreen Climber
Height30.00 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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Plants for a Future
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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.

Edible Uses

The sarcotesta of the fruit is sweet and edible[
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The leaves are used for thatching[
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Propagation

Seed -

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