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Calamus dilaceratus Becc.

Lacerating Calamus Palm (Calamus dilaceratus)

This palm species was described in 1902; it is apparently endemic to Great Nicobar Island in the Nicobar Islands group in the Indian Ocean.

The species is known only by its type, which had been collected in 1888, it is very likely extinct now.


The photo below shows an unspecified congeneric species that was photographed on the Nicobar Islands.


unspecified Calamus palm species (Calamus sp.)

Photo: Jonathan M


edited: 05.02.2024