On the Occurrence, Distribution and Amended Description of Calamus hookerianus Becc. (Arecaceae), a Little-Known Endemic Rattan from Tamil Nadu, India

S.S. Hameed, V. Ravichandran, M.U. Sharief, M. Murugesan, W. Arisdason


The present collection of Calamus hookerianus Becc from Varagaliyar area of Anamalai Tiger Reserve in southern Western Ghats shows its extended distribution in Tamil Nadu state. Earlier this species was reported only from Tirunelveli, Tenkasi and Kanyakumari districts of Tamil Nadu. Furthermore, for the first time, the morphology of male flower has been described and the description amended accordingly


Anamalai, Coimbatore, Male flower, Western Ghats

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