Native Plants

Agrostophyllum majus

NE
Not Evaluated
Malaysia Plant Red List
2010
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SSN 23122
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Taxonomy

Description

The orchid species, Agrostophyllum majus have flowers that are pale yellow or white with some crimson on the lip and column. This species’ flowering occurs as the new growth is completed at about once a year. The inflorescences are in a terminal globular head made up of many spikes covered with imbricate bracts and bearing several flowers. This species is found in Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Solomon Islands and probably Java. In Peninsular Malaysia, this species is a common lowland epiphyte often found in exposed places and also in the mountains.

Habits

  Part Habit
 
Epiphyte   —   Growing on another organism but not parasitic. Not growing on the ground.

Assessment

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

Location

by State Location
  • Kelantan 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Biodiversity Experts

Profile
Ahmad Aldrie Amir (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Vascular
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Evolution
  • Forest
  • History
  • Law and Policy
  • Management
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Protected Areas
  • Science
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
  • W
Anisah Lee Abdullah (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Coral Reefs
  • Vascular
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Geoinformatics
  • Management
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Protected Areas
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Water
  • PM
  • SBH
Asyraf Mansor (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Palms
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Evolution
  • Forest
  • PM
Chan Yoke Mui (Dr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Palms (Ecology)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Conservation
  • Biodiversity
  • Forest
  • Genetics
  • PM
Chong Ju Lian (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Mammals (Ecology)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • Protected Areas
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Climate Change
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
  • W
Kartini Binti Saibeh (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Vascular
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • SBH
Mohamad Azani Alias (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Vascular (Taxonomy)
  • Vascular
  • Vascular
  • Amphibians
  • Amphibians
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Climate Change
  • Protected Areas
  • Forest
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Mohd Fahmi Abu Bakar (Ts. Dr.)
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)
  • Vascular
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • Systematics
  • PM
Mohd Norfaizal Ghazalli (Dr.)
Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
  • Vascular
  • Pitcher plants
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Science
  • Systematics
  • Taxonomy
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Nazahatul Anis Amaludin (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • PM
Nor Ezzawanis Abdullah Thani (Mrs.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Vascular (Taxonomy)
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • PM
Nur Kyariatul Syafinie Abdul Majid (Ms.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Forest
  • Protected Areas
  • PM
Nur Supardi Md Noor (Dr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Palms
  • Vascular
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Forest
  • Management
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
  • W
Rusea Go (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Orchids (Taxonomy)
  • Vascular (Taxonomy)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Environment
  • Forest
  • Management
  • Protected Areas
  • Climate Change
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
Tam Sheh May (Dr.)
Taylor's University
  • Orchids
  • Vascular
  • Biodiversity
  • Data Analysis
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • PM
Tan Swee Lian (Dr.)
Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
Yong Kien Thai (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Moss
  • Vascular (Taxonomy)
  • Ferns (Taxonomy)
  • Protected Areas
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Evolution
  • Taxonomy
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
  1. Auyob, N.A., Zulkifli, S.Z., Farah Alia, N., Annathurai, V., Abdullah, J.O., Yong, C.S.Y. & Go, R. (2016). Notes on new record of orchids on the summit of Gunung Jerai, Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal 68 (1 & 2), 49-55. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/310240081
  2. Farah Alia, N., Go, R., Ahmad Sofiman, O., Norihan, M.S., Ng, Y.J., Eum, S., Tan, M.C. & Choy, S.H. (2012). Notes on new records of Orchidaceae at Fraser’s Hill, Pahang, Malaysia. Folia Malaysiana. 13 (1), 53-80. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312471758
  3. Go, R., Lim, M.Y.L., Phoon, S.N., Yong, W.S.Y., Tang, C.H., Khor, H.E., Abdullah, J.O. & Abdullah, J. (2009). Malaysian Limestone Orchids Status: Diversity, Threat and Conservation. BLUMEA - Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants 54 (1-3), 109-116
  4. Isa, S.F.M., Jamilah, M.S., Yong, C.S.Y., Abdullah, J.O. & Go, R. (2018). Annotated Checklist of Orchids Found in Merapoh Trail (Gunung Tahan, Malaysia). Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science 41 (3), 1245-1259. http://www.pertanika.upm.edu.my/Pertanika%20PAPERS/JTAS%20Vol.%2041%20(3)%20Aug.%202018/24%20JTAS-1281-2017.pdf
  5. Majit, H. F., Lamb, A., Miadin, R. & Suleiman, M. (2014). The wild orchids of Crocker Range National Park, Sabah, Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal 66 (4), 440-462. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Monica_Suleiman/publication/320540183_The_wild_orchids_of_Crocker_range_national_park_Sabah_Malaysia/links/5d6bd875458515088605574b/The-wild-orchids-of-Crocker-range-national-park-Sabah-Malaysia.pdf
Book
  1. Go, R. (2014). Orchidea Selangoreana - Wild Orchids of Selangor. Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Selangor and Kerajaan Negeri Selangor, Malaysia. pp. 210.
  2. Go, R., Abdullah, J.O., Farah Alia, N. & Isa, S.F.M. (2015). Orchids in the Montane Forests of Peninsular Malaysia. Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, Malaysia. pp. 216.
  3. Go, R. & Hamzah, K.A. (2008). Orchids of Peat Swamp Forests in Peninsular Malaysia. Peat Swamp Forest Project, UNDP/GEF Funded, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. pp. 136.
  4. Go, R. (2010). Orchids of Perlis: Jewels of the Forest. Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Perlis and Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 152.
  5. Ong, P.T., O'Byrne, P., Yong, W.S.Y. & Saw, L.G. (2011). Wild Orchids of Peninsular Malaysia. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 196.
  6. Shaharuddin, M.I., Dahalan, H.T., Abdullah Sani, Shafie, Jalil, M.S., Faridah-Hanum, I. & Latiff, A. (2005). Taman Negeri Gunung Stong, Kelantan: Pengurusan, Persekitaran Fizikal, Biologi dan Sosio-ekonomi. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 442.

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Ahmad Amir Firdaus Bin Mad Apandi, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Fatin Qurratul 'ain Binti Saberam, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Prof. Dr. Rusea Go, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Ong Poh Teck

Species Citation :- Agrostophyllum majus. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/23122. [Retrieved 14 August 2022].

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