Calamus muelleri

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Calamus muelleri
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Calamus muelleri in Nightcap National Park
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Calamus
C. muelleri
Binomial name
Calamus muelleri

Calamus muelleri, commonly known as lawyer vine, or wait-a-while, is a vine-like climbing palm with sharp hooks along its leaf sheath, leaf edged, and along flagella that extend from the end of each vine. The palm is common in rainforest in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland,[3] especially in National Parks such as Nightcap National Park and Lamington National Park.[citation needed]

It flowers and fruits in all months of the year.[3]


It was first described in 1875 by Hermann Wendland,[1] who described it from specimens collected by Hermann Beckler on the Clarence River (MEL213934), from the Brisbane and Richmond Rivers by J.A. Henderson (MEL2132931), and from Moreton Bay.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Calamus muelleri". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b Wendland, H. & Drude, C.G.O. (1875). "Palmae Australasicae". Linnaea: ein Journal für die Botanik in ihrem ganzen Umfange, oder Beiträge zur Pflanzenkunde. 39: 193.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ a b J.L.Dowe, D.L.Jones (2020). "Calamus muelleri". Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Canberra. Retrieved 21 May 2020.