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Taxon: Calamus tenuis Roxb.

Genus: Calamus
Family: Arecaceae (alt. Palmae) subfamily: Calamoideae tribe: Calameae subtribe: Calaminae
Nomen number: 8382
Place of publication: Fl. ind. ed. 1832, 3:780. 1832 "tenuius"
Name verified on: 13-Sep-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 25-Feb-2002
No species priority site assigned.


Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; India [n.]
    Indo-China: Myanmar [n.]


  • Blatter, E. B. 1926. The palms of British India and Ceylon. 309.
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. 1950. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. Delhi. 2:12–13.
  • Dransfield, J. 1974. A short guide to rattans. 51–67.
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984–. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  • Moore, H. E., Jr. 1963. An annotated checklist of cultivated palms. Principes 7:133.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.

Check other web resources for Calamus tenuis Roxb.:

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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