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  • noun Plural form of rattan.


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  • Distinctive, thorny climbing palms known as rattans are common in undisturbed sites, although their economic value means that they are greatly reduced in most accessible, unprotected forest locations.

    Tenasserim-South Thailand semi-evergreen rain forests

  • Some of the characteristic species of the ecoregion include emergent trees up to 60 m tall (Entandrophragma congoense, Pentaclethera eetveldeana, Pericopsis elata, Gilbertiodendron dewevrei), shrub species of Drypetes (D. calvescens, D. capillipes, D. chevalieri), and abundant lianas and rattans.

    Northwestern Congolian lowland forests

  • Agricultural activities of local residents may threaten the site, as does the collecting of forest products such as rattans.

    Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Philippines

  • In areas of disturbance, rattans and lianas receive the light they need to flourish in the understory.

    Luzon rain forests

  • And it's all good fun; armour can be home-made or purchased but is "real" ie, functional, weapons are rattans staves, there are marshals/referees, and everyone involved will exchange hugs and laughter and renew friendships before and after the fighting.

    A sum up of medical stuff, but Yuri, postcards and ANIME GIRLS!

  • The montane forests of Dumoga-Bone National Park contain a rich gene pool of timber trees and rattans and are dominated by Eugenia, Shorea, and Agathis, with an abundance of rattans in the understory.

    Sulawesi montane rain forests

  • The oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) is common, and the understory is often dominated by rattans (e.g. Calamus deerratus).

    Niger Delta swamp forests

  • These communities, while extraordinarily variable, are characterized by the occurrence of rattans or palm lianes, strangler figs, frequently conspicuous epiphytes and variable amounts of ferns, walking stick palms, and fleshy herbs.

    Queensland tropical rain forests

  • The transition zone between dipterocarp forest and montane forest includes increasing numbers of tree ferns, pandans, rattans, and Angiopteris; the dipterocarps Shorea almon, S. polysperma, and Lithocarpus spp., and Agathis philippensis.

    Mindanao montane rain forests

  • Native palms, often a characteristic component of typical swamp forests, generally are absent from the Tonle Sap floodplain with the exception of the local occurrences of rattans in some gallery forests.

    Tonle Sap-Mekong peat swamp forests


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