A moderately large, clustering and variable rattan, widespread in lowland rainforests on Borneo, the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and in the Philippines below 800 m (2600 ft.), with slender stems to 3 cm (1 in.) in diameter including the leafsheath and 20 m (67 ft.) long. The arching leaves are finely pinnate and do not carry a cirrus, but the leafsheath holds a spiny flagellum to 2 m (7 ft.) or more long. In cultivation it is best adapted to a tropical climate. The cane has a good quality and is widely used.