Native Plants
 

Callicarpa furfuracea

NE
Not Evaluated
Malaysia Plant Red List
2010
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SSN 15485
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Callicarpa furfuracea is a 3 m tall climbing shrub known for its interpetiolar woody ridge at the stem nodes (Leeratiwong et al., 2009). The leaves stalk or petioles is around 1.5-3.5 cm long, with laminas that range from broadly elliptic to obovate (Bramley, 2022). Except for its sunken midrib, the upper surface of the leaves has branched hairs that soon turn glabrous while the lower surface appears to become pale with darkened spots. The leaves also have overlapping stellate hairs on their abaxial surfaces. The flower's sepals are cupular and about 1 mm long with stellate hairs on the outside of their petals. The corolla or its petals are white with hairy ovaries ( Leeratiwong et al., 2009). For the fruits, it is typically globose, with a ripening red-purple colour that soon turns black. The fruits are covered by tiny and branched hairs (Bramley, 2022). Both blooming and fruiting seasons for this species occur from December to May and from March to October in a year respectively. 

This species prefers to grow in shaded, open areas, or on the edge of evergreen and secondary forest or even limestone areas. Based on its distribution, Callicarpa furfuracea can be found in Southern Thailand, Sumatra, Java, and Peninsular Malaysia. In Peninsular Malaysia, this species can only be found in Perlis, Pahang, and Perak states (Bramley, 2022). 

To date, the conservation status of this species is Near Threatened (NT) to nearly Vulnerable (VU). This species is closely related to Callicarpa maingayi but differs in their climbing habits, smaller leaves, hairy ovaries, and fruits (Bramley, 2022). 

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2010 Malaysia Plant Red List
Not Evaluated (NE)
N/A

Specimen

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1

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Ahmad Aldrie Amir (Dr.)
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Nur Supardi Md Noor (Dr.)
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Acknowledgements :- Ms. Nur Asma Fatin Umirah Binti Mahmud, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi & Ms. Nurul Fatinizzati Binti Abd Halim

Species Citation :- Callicarpa furfuracea. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/15485. [Retrieved 01 March 2024].

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