Native Plants

Johannesteijsmannia magnifica

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SSN 26955
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Johannesteijsmannia magnifica is one of the most magnificent and elegant palms in our Malaysian rainforests. The palm is considered acaulescent, meaning that it forms a hidden, below-ground stem or trunk, is 2-4 metres tall and has big rhomboid/diamond leaves with greyish hairy undersides. ‘Orang asli’ (indigenous people) collect the leaves to make ‘atap’ (roof thatch) which can last for several years. The flowers are creamy yellow with a sweet-sourish smell. The fruits are dull orange-brown with small warts, about 4 cm in diameter and look like ‘lychees’ (Litchi chinensis) but have very hard seeds (while the endosperm of most palms is technically edible when young, the eating of J. magnifica endosperm has not been documented).

The palm is distributed in small pockets of Bukit Kinta, Serendah, Sungai Lalang and Berembun forest reserves. J. magnifica flowers & fruits just once a year. Flowering occurs from March to April while fruits are produced from April to October.

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

Location

by State Location
  • Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Biodiversity Experts

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Ahmad Aldrie Amir (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
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  • PM
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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)
  • Palms
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  • PM
Chan Yoke Mui (Dr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Palms (Ecology)
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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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  • 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)
  • Palms
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Rusea Go (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
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  • PM
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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. & 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
  2. Dransfield, J. (1972). The genus Johannesteijsmannia H.E. Moore, Jr. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 26 (1): pp. 63-83
  3. Lim, C.L., Siti Munirah, M.Y. & Kiew, R. (2009). Botany of the Berembun Forest Reserve, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal 61 (2): pp. 143-189
  4. 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., 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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, Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Mrs. Hakimah Binti Jaafar, Mrs. Nur Hazwanie Binti Abd Halim, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, 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 magnifica. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/26955. [Retrieved 08 August 2022].

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