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Fishtail Lawyer Cane
Fishtail Lawyer Cane is a climbing palm from tropical Queensland. The stems are slender canes only growing to about 15 mm in diameter with prickly spines. Like other Calamus species, it produces long arching tendrils with prickly hooks. The compound leaves are glossy green and made up of six to twelve fishtail shaped leaflets (similar to those of the Caryota palms). The palm produces hanging clusters of small white flowers followed by scaly orange-brown round fruits about 1 cm in diameter. This is one of the most ornamental species of Calamus.
found in tropical rainforest where it is an understorey climber
Calamus caryotoides is found on Cape York Peninsula , north east Queensland
|Common Name:||Fishtail Lawyer Cane|
Relatives in same Genus