Mauk Chee Kyein
Monday, August 23, 2010 at 11:39AM
[chuck] in Calamus flagellum, Ledo Road, Rattan, Science

Close-up of the fruits of Calamus flagellum var. flagellum collected along the Ledo Road in Kachin State, Myanmar (see Hukaung Valley Rattan Survey). The species, which is rarely used, is known locally as mauk chee kyein, or monkey poop rattan. The dried fruits, apparently, look like monkey scat.

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