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7. Calamus austroguangxiensis S. J. Pei & San Y. Chen, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 27: 144. 1989.

桂南省藤 gui nan sheng teng

Calamus distichus Ridley var. shangsiensis S. J. Pei & San Y. Chen.

Stems clustered, climbing, to 10 m, to 1.5 cm in diam. Leaf sheaths green with brown hairs, with scattered, yellowish, flattened spines to 1.5 cm; ocreas present, short, spiny; knees present; flagella absent; rachis to 0.9 m with up to 10 broadly lanceolate pinnae per side, these clustered, alternately paired, apical pair not joined at their bases; middle pinnae 12-16.5 cm, 3-3.5 cm wide at mid-point, veins not bristly, margins minutely bristly; cirri to 1 m. Inflorescences to 1 m, not flagellate; inflorescence bracts tubular. Fruits yellowish brown, ovoid to ellipsoid, to 1.8 × 1.2 cm, stalked, scales grooved.

● Lowland rain forests. Guangdong, Guangxi.

The stems are used to make furniture.


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