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Useful Tropical Plants

Laccosperma opacum

(G.Mann & H.Wendl.) Drude

Arecaceae

+ Synonyms

Ancistrophyllum opacum (G.Mann & H.Wendl.) Drude

Calamus opacus G.Mann & H.Wendl.

Neoancistrophyllum opacum (G.Mann & H.Wendl.) Rauschert

Common Name: Rattan Palm

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General Information

Rattan palm is a climbing or scrambling palm producing stems that can be up to 30 metres long and 1cm 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 canes of this species are greatly valued for many purposes such as basket making and house building, and are widely harvested from wild plants both for local use and for trade[
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/
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Western tropical Africa - Cameroon.

Habitat

Rainforests[
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 *  *  *
HabitClimber
Height30.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the tropical rainforest.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The canes are used for making baskets, house construction 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.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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