Native Plants

Johannesteijsmannia lanceolata

Slender Joey
EN
Endangered
Malaysia Plant Red List
Peninsular Malaysia ver 3.1, 2011
EN
Endangered
Peninsular Malaysia Plant Red List *
2011
* Assessed according to the IUCN Red List Categories & Criteria Version 3.1
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SSN 22364
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Johannesteijsmannia lanceolata is an endemic species and is known locally in Selangor and Negeri Sembilan as Slender Joey Palm or chica in Malay (Chan & Saw, 2009). It has very restricted distribution where it is only found in Pahang, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan. The Seeds of J. lanceolata are harder to find compared to other Johannesteijsmannia species because it produces few seeds.

This palm is a solitary, stemless, small to medium-sized understorey palm, up to 3.5 m tall. Compared to other species in the same genus, the leaves of this species are narrower, 30 cm wide and up to 2.4 m long. The inflorescence has three to six thick branches. The flowers are creamy white with broad, papillate petals. The broadly triangular petals can grow up to 1 mm long, and are very thick. The flowers are sweetly scented and attract certain insects such as flies, black ants, and stingless bees (Chan, 2009). The fruits are reddish-brown, globular with short warts, and can grow up to 3.4 cm in diameter (Dransfield, 1972).

The leaves of this palm are used by the local indigenous people for making roof thatch. However, this is quite rare now and only occurs during a celebration feast (Chan & Saw, 2009). 

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Forest → Hill Dipterocarp Forest
Unknown Unknown
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2011 Peninsular Malaysia Plant Red List
Endangered (EN)
N/A
2011 Malaysia Plant Red List
Endangered (EN)
Peninsular Malaysia
3.1
2010 Peninsular Malaysia Plant Red List
Not Evaluated (NE)
N/A

Biodiversity Experts

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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 (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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Chan Yoke Mui (Dr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
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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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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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Rusea Go (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
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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;

References

Article
  1. Chan, Y.M. (2009). The Reproductive Biology and Ecology of Johannesteijsmannia lanceolata J. Dransf. (Arecaceae). (Doctoral dissertation, University of Malaya).
  2. Chan, Y.M. & Saw, L.G. (2009). The Uses of Johannesteijsmannia by Indigenous Communities and the Current Ornamental Trade in the Genus. Palms 53 (3): pp. 147-152
  3. Chan, Y.M., Chua, L.S.L. & Saw, L.G. (2011). Towards the conservation of Malaysian Johannesteijsmannia (Palmae). Gardens' Bulletin Singapore: Proceedings of the 8th Flora Malesiana Symposium 63 (1 & 2): pp. 425-432
  4. Dransfield, J. (1972). The genus Johannesteijsmannia H.E. Moore, Jr. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 26 (1): pp. 63-83
  5. Lim, C.K. & Whitmore, T.C. (2000). The magnificent Johannesteijsmannia Palms of Malaysia. Flora Malaysiana (2): pp. 13-26
Book
  1. Abdul Rahman, A.R., Mohd Nasir, A.H., Mohamed Zin, Y., Richard, A.M. & Latiff, A. (2013). Banjaran Bintang Gunung Inas, Kedah: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 245.
  2. Abdul Rahman, A.R., Mohd Nasir, A.H., Ahmad Fadzil, A.M., Richard, A.M. & Latiff, A. (2014). Hutan Gunung Besar Hantu, Negeri Sembilan: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 254.
  3. Abdul Rahman, A.R., Koh, H.L., Muhamad, A., Wan Yusof, W.K. & Latiff, A. (2011). Hutan Simpan Melaka: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal, Kepelbagaian Biologi dan Socio-ekonomi. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 315.
  4. Boo, C.M., Omar-Hor, K. & Ou-Yang, C.L. (2003). 1001 Garden Plants in Singapore. National Parks Board, Singapore. pp. 501.
  5. Dransfield, J., Uhl, N.W., Asmussen, C.B., Baker, W.J., Harley, M.M. & Lewis, C.E. (2008). Genera Palmarum - The Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England. pp. 732.
  6. Razani, U., Abdul Rahman, A.R., Koh, H.L., Roslan, A., Latiff, A. & Nizam, M.S. (2010). Hutan Simpan Gunung Angsi, Negeri Sembilan: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 266.
  7. Wong, K.M. & Mustapha, M. (1997). The Rimba Ilmu - The University of Malaya's Garden of a Thousand Species - an introduction to Malaysia's first university botanic garden. pp. 31.
Online
  1. Trebrown Nurseries. Retrieved May 06, 2019, from http://www.trebrown.com

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Mrs. Hakimah Binti Jaafar, Ms. Nadzirah Bt. Zulkafli, Mrs. Nur Hazwanie Binti Abd Halim, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Nurul Aimi Amirah Binti Mohd Zaki, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Chan YM, FRIM & Saw Leng Guan

Species Citation :- Johannesteijsmannia lanceolata. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/22364. [Retrieved 08 August 2022].

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