Calamus caryotoides Mart.

Fishtail Lawyer Cane

Stems very thin, wiry. Leaves to 70 cm long, with scattered spines and hooks. Leaflets 6-12, relatively broad, pale green, tips jagged. Panicles to 2.5 m long. Fruit about 1.2 cm wide, globose, cream.


Occurs naturally in highland rainforests.

Easily grown in a shady situation.

Source: Jones, D; Spencer, R. (2005). Arecaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Arecales
family       Arecaceae
genus        Calamus L.