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Goniothalamus borneensis

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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Goniothalamus borneensis is a medicinal tree that can reach heights up to 25 m. The young twigs have dense fine adpressed coppery hairs that fall off as they age. The twigs will turn to pale brown when dried, with wrinkles along their length. The shape of the leaves is either oblong-elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate, and the blade size ranges from 8–26 cm long and 3.5–7.0 cm wide. The leaves have a thick paper texture and turn blackish brown when dried. The upper midrib is a little bit immersed, while the bottom midrib is prominent with sharp edges. The yellow outer petals are ovate to ovate-lanceolate in shape, with size measuring 7–8 cm long and 3.0–3.5 cm wide. On the other hand, the inner petals are broad ovate shape, coated with yellow to brown adpressed tomentum, measuring about 15­–17 mm long and 10–12 mm wide. This species can produce more than 30 monocarps that vary in shape either spindle, cylindrical, or moniliform. When dried, the monocarp will have a prominent beak, with a firm and sharp point. The monocarps measure approximately 5.5 cm long and 1.7 cm wide. Each monocarp contains one or up to three pale brown seeds. The seeds possess an oblong-ellipsoidal shape, measuring approximately 15 mm long and 7 mm wide. This species is closely related to G. giganteus Hook.f. & Thomson from Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra. The only way to distinguish them is by observing the texture of the monocarps. The G. giganteus possess constantly warty monocarps. Other than that, G. borneensis is also similar to Goniothalamus bygravei, except for its shorter petioles and fewer secondary veins on the leaves (Turner and Saunders, 2008). This species is native to Borneo, where it is found in lowland forests located at Sabah, Sarawak, and Kalimantan (Turner et al., 2014).

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Ahmad Aldrie Amir (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
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Anisah Lee Abdullah (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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Asyraf Mansor (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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  • PM
Chong Ju Lian (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
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Kartini Binti Saibeh (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
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Mohamad Azani Alias (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
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Mohd Fahmi Abu Bakar (Ts. Dr.)
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)
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Mohd Norfaizal Ghazalli (Dr.)
Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
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Nazahatul Anis Amaludin (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
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  • PM
Nor Ezzawanis Abdullah Thani (Mrs.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
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Nur Kyariatul Syafinie Abdul Majid (Ms.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
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Nur Supardi Md Noor (Dr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
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  • PM
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Rusea Go (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Orchids (Taxonomy)
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Tam Sheh May (Dr.)
Taylor's University
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Tan Swee Lian (Dr.)
Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)
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Yong Kien Thai (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Fatin Qurratul 'ain Binti Saberam, Mrs. Siti Yasmin Binti Yaakub & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Species Citation :- Goniothalamus borneensis. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/1678. [Retrieved 13 April 2024].

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