Rattan Mills in Peninsular Malaysia (FR114)

H Hamdan, UMK Anwar, K Muhammad Syamil & K Mohd Faiz

RM5/USD5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   USD

18 pp


ISSN: 0128-9640


There are about 600 different rattan species belonging to 13 genera are found in the world. Of this, about 107 species occur naturally in Malaysia, although only about 30 species are utilized and exploited commercially. Based on the National Forest Inventory 4 (NFI-4), the survey showed that Calamus manan (rotan manau) has the highest percentage of abundance compared with the other types of rattan.