Daemonorops draco (PROSEA)

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Daemonorops draco (Willd.) Bl.

Family: Palmae

Vernacular names

  • Indonesia: rotan jernang (Sumatra)
  • Malaysia: wi ondo (Sarawak).


Sumatra (Jambi, Bengkulu), Riau Archipelago and Borneo (Sarawak, Kalimantan).


The cane appears to be of good quality. In Sumatra, "dragon's blood"dye is extracted from the fruit scales and sold in local markets.


Clustering rattan, to 15 m tall. Stem with leafsheaths 15 mm in diameter. Leaves cirrate to 2.5 m length. D. draco resembles D. micracantha (Griff.) Becc. Found in lowland primary dipterocarp forest.

Selected sources

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