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Castanopsis acuminatissima

Papua New Guinea Oak
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2018
NE
Not Evaluated
Malaysia Plant Red List
2010
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SSN 01659
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Taxonomy

  • Kingdom
  • Division
  • Class
  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Specific Epithet
    acuminatissima (Blume) A.DC.
  • Synonym
  • Vernacular Name
  • Residential
    Native
The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Castanopsis acuminatissima or commonly known as Papua New Guinea Oak is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 30 m tall and 50 cm in diameter. It has flaky or sometimes smooth bark that yellowish-grey in colour while the inner bark is brownish-yellow. This species has yellowish sapwood. The twigs are densely pubescent (hairy) when young and will become glabrous (smooth) later. The stipules are triangular. The leaves are coriaceous (having the texture of leather) with petioles of about 5 to 7 mm long. Its male flowers are solitary but densely arranged along the rachis with obtuse perianth lobes while its female flowers are solitary along the rachis with acute perianth lobes. The cupules are (sub)sessile, asymmetrical and has one seed in each cupule (Soepadmo & Saw, 2000).

Castanopsis acuminatissima is widely distributed in Malaysia, India, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Myanmar and Indo-China. In Sabah, it was recorded from Kota Marudu, Keningau and Ranau districts while in Sarawak, it is uncommon and only known from Sg. Menalio in Marudi district. It inhabits in the primary lowland mixed dipterocarp forest to montane forest at 300-2500 m altitudes. This species has a few uses where the bark is a source of tannins which play a role in protection from predation and industrial applications. The seeds are also edible which it can be used as a food source for people (Soepadmo & Saw, 2000).

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
Suitable Unknown
2
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest
Suitable Unknown
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2018 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2010 Malaysia Plant Red List
Not Evaluated (NE)
N/A

Structure

Bark
Colour
 
Grey
Bark
Type
Separating into thin slivers, chips, scales, or shavings
Flaky
Flat surface lacking in ridges, furrows, and similar features
Smooth
Leaf
2D Shape
 
Lanceolate
 
Ovate
Leaf Apex
2D Shape
Gradually tapering to a point
Acuminate
Leaf Base
2D Shape
 
Attenuate
 
Rounded

Location

by State Location
  • Sabah 2
  • Sarawak 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

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Species Citation :- Castanopsis acuminatissima. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/1659. [Retrieved 20 April 2024].

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