Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Malacca Cane

Malacca Cane, the stem of a slender palm, Calamus Scipionum, grown in Sumatra but imported from Singapore and Malacca, is much valued for walking-sticks. Some are a uniform rich brown colour, whilst others are mottled or clouded, the colour being produced artificially by smoking the cane.