This paper describes the uses and agricultural practices for 11 selected taxa of rattan in the ASEAN countries with special emphasis on specialty use for food and condiments, ornamentals and dyes. The listed species are Calamus discolor, Calamus manillensis, Calamus ornatus var. philippinensis, Calamus paspalanthus, Calamus siamensis, Calamus tenuis, Calamus tetradactylus, Calamus viminalis, Daemonorops didymophylla, Daemonorops draco and Korthalsia laciniosa.