Calamus pseudoerectus (Arecaceae), a new species from the eastern Himalaya, India

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Sujit Mondal
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0161-9855
Shyamal K. Basu
Monoranjan Chowdhury
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7978-1713

Abstract

Calamus pseudoerectus (Arecaceae or Palmae), a new species of rattan from the hilly slopes of Mukti and Mahananda rivers at Darjeeling District of West Bengal in the eastern Indian Himalaya, is described and illustrated.  This species closely resembles two Indo-Myanmar species, C. erectus Roxb. and C. arborescence Griff.  It, however, is distinguished by its short and extremely slender stem, spine ornamentation, pendulous, long-branched inflorescence, and minute fruits with fimbriate scales.  A comparative study among C. pseudoerectus sp. nov., C. erectus Roxb., and C. arborescence Griff. is provided.  Conservation status of this species is proposed as Endangered (EN) as per IUCN. 

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Mondal, S., Basu, S.K. and Chowdhury, M. 2019. Calamus pseudoerectus (Arecaceae), a new species from the eastern Himalaya, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 11, 5 (Mar. 2019), 13605–13610. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4493.11.5.13605-13610.
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Sujit Mondal, Taxonomy of Angiosperm and Biosystematics Lab, Department of Botany, University of North Bengal, Raja Rammohunpur, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734013, India.

Taxonomy of Angiosperms & Biosystematics Lab.

Department of Botany
University of North Bengal

Darjeeling, 734013

Shyamal K. Basu, The Agri Horticultural Society of India, Kolkata, West Bengal 700027, India.

Botanical Survey of India

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Monoranjan Chowdhury, Taxonomy of Angiosperm and Biosystematics Lab, Department of Botany, University of North Bengal, Raja Rammohunpur, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734013, India.

Taxonomy of Angiosperms & Biosystematics Lab.

Department of Botany
University of North Bengal

Darjeeling, 734013