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Retispatha subsumed in Calamus (Arecaceae)

Andrew Henderson, DANIEL FLODA


Based on research in progress and previously published, Retispatha is placed in synonymy under Calamus. The new combination Calamus dumetosus (Dransfield) Henderson & Floda is made.


Palmae, rattans, Calaminae, Calamoideae

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