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COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Een rotan stam (Plectocomia elongata) in de bergtuin van 's Lands Plantentuin te Tjibodas West-Java TMnr 10011488.jpg
Plectocomia elongata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Tribe: Calameae
Genus: Plectocomia

Plectocomia is a genus of flowering plant in the Arecaceae family native to China, the Himalayas, and Southeast Asia.[1][2] It contains the following known species:[3][4]

  1. Plectocomia assamica Griff. - Bhutan, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Yunnan, Myanmar
  2. Plectocomia billitonensis Becc. - Belitung
  3. Plectocomia bractealis Becc. - Assam
  4. Plectocomia dransfieldiana Madulid - Perak
  5. Plectocomia elmeri Becc. - Palawan, Mindanao
  6. Plectocomia elongata Mart. ex Blume - Indochina, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Philippines
  7. Plectocomia himalayana Griff. - Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Yunnan, Laos, Thailand
  8. Plectocomia khasyana Griff. - Assam
  9. Plectocomia longistigma Madulid - Java
  10. Plectocomia lorzingii Madulid - Sumatra
  11. Plectocomia macrostachya Kurz - Myanmar
  12. Plectocomia microstachys Burret - Hainan
  13. Plectocomia mulleri Blume - Borneo, Malaysia
  14. Plectocomia pierreana Becc. - Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan
  15. Plectocomia pygmaea Madulid - Kalimantan
P. himalayana stems are cooked and eaten as a vegetable in Bhutan


  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Flora of China, Vol. 23 Page 134, 钩叶藤属 gou ye teng shu, Plectocomia Martius ex Schultes & J. H. Schultes, Syst. Veg. 7: 1333. 1830.
  3. ^ Andrew Henderson (2009). Palms of Southern Asia. Princeton University Press. p. 156. ISBN 978-0-691-13449-9.
  4. ^ Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.