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Useful Tropical Plants

Daemonorops scapigera

Becc.

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 scapigerus (Becc.) W.J.Baker[
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Plants for a Future
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Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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+ Synonyms

Calamus bifacialis Burret

Calamus scapigerus (Becc.) W.J.Baker

Daemonorops lasiospatha Furtado

Common Name:

Daemonorops scapigera
Fruits
Photograph by: William J. Baker
Image credit to Palmweb
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General Information

Daemonorops scapigera is an evergreen, stemless palm[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. It has an erect, short, unbranched stem with leaves up to 1 metre long and a petiole 35 - 40cm long[
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Title
Annals of the Royal Botanic Garden Calcutta. Vol. 12, Pt. 1
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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 for local use as a food and source of material for walking sticks.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Particularly common in transitional forest between dipterocarp forest and heath forest, but occurring in a wide range at elevations from sea-level up to 1,000 metres[
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Properties

HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height1.00 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.

Edible Uses

Fruit[
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The shoots (apical bud?[
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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.
]) are eaten as palm cabbage[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Year
0
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The stems are used for making walking-sticks[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Year
0
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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