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Useful Tropical Plants

Eremospatha macrocarpa

(G.Mann & Wendl.) Wendl.

Arecaceae

+ Synonyms

Calamus macrocarpus G.Mann & Wendl.

Eremospatha sapinii De Wild.

Common Name: Small Rattan Palm

Eremospatha macrocarpa
Fruits
Photograph by: John Dransfield
Image credit to Palmweb
Eremospatha macrocarpa Eremospatha macrocarpa Eremospatha macrocarpa

General Information

Small rattan palm is an evergreen climbing palm with polished, ringed stems that can be up to 50 metres long[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].
This species produces the longest canes of any African species of rattan palm, and is also said to produce the best quality canes[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
]. It is much harvested for use in basketry etc.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

West tropical Africa - Sierra Leone to Cameroon.

Habitat

Swamp forest[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Climber
Height40.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The stems are used for making hammock bridges, baskets, binding house rafters etc[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. The stems are about 15mm in diameter[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].
The rind is made into garden furniture and chairs[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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