Rattan palm

Title Info
Common name Rattan
Scientific name Calamus rotang
Taxonomic group Arecaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Economic botany Forest products
Date May 1998
Location Mala,Karnataka,India,Asia
Rattan palm, India
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Rattan palm, Southwestern India. Forests produce many different products beyond lumber. Local peoples all over the world use a variety of non-timber forest products for building, weaving, dyeing, and many other purposes. The leaves of this rattan palm, seen in the center of this photograph, can be used to make baskets, such as those in the companion image.