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Rattans of Cambodia, guide

Posted on
12 June 2009


Rattan is widely used for handicrafts, furniture and food. But a comprehensive study about the Cambodian rattan’s taxonomy has never been conducted. Lack of botanical knowledge has been one of the principle constraints in the development of the rattan industry, especially the selection of the right rattan for processing and trading.

The purpose of the ‘Rattans of Cambodia’ field guide is to illustrate the diversity of rattan species in the country and to assist in their identification. This field guide documents rattan species, their habitats, ecologies and also provides additional information on rattan use, growth and trade.