In common with their Asian relatives, rattan canes throughout the rain forest zone of West and Central Africa play an integral role in the livelihoods of local people. Nowhere is this more so than the Takamanda region of SW Cameroon, where rattan is used for a wide range of local products. Most impressive of these is the use of cane for the construction of “hammock” bridges.
SUNDERLAND, T.C.H., BALINGA, M.P.P. AND GROVES, J.L. (2002). The cane bridges of the Takamanda region, Cameroon. Palms (2002) 46 (2) 93-95