Dorothy Wright gives the following description:
Calamus – cane or rattan – is the generic name for
many varieties of cane palm growing in the jungle
and virgin forest of tropical countries.
She highlights the following types of cane used in industry:
Tohiti, Malacca, Kubu (Kooboo), Palembang, Sarawak and
Segah, also Whangee. She identifies Kooboo and
Palembang as the varieties most suited to industrial
From that cane, the skin is stripped of and sliced in the correct width and thickness. The rattan, skin on, is used in basketmaking etc.
Here is an interesting video demonstrating the process
So, hope you enjoyed this one!