Calamus australis

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Lawyer cane or hairy mary or wait-a-while
Calamus australis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Subfamily: Calamoideae
Tribe: Calameae
Genus: Calamus
Species: C. australis
Binomial name
Calamus australis

Calamus australis, commonly known as lawyer cane, wait-a-while, or hairy mary, is a climbing palm endemic to Queensland. It has numerous hooks along its leaf sheath, along its leaves, and a long "whip-like" flagella stretching out to 3 m long.[2]

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  1. ^ "Calamus australis". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  2. ^ James Cook University (2008) "Calamus australis" Discover Nature webpage Accessed 18 March 2009