Native Plants

Aglaia korthalsii

Kiah
NT
Near Threatened
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 2.3, 1998
LC
Least Concern
Malaysia Plant Red List
Peninsular Malaysia ver 3.1, 2021
LC
Least Concern
Peninsular Malaysia Plant Red List *
2013
* Assessed according to the IUCN Red List Categories & Criteria Version 3.1
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SSN 28358
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Commonly known as kriah, sekriah or keriat in Malay, Aglaia korthalsii is a small to medium tree, up to 26 m tall with a bole of up to 70 cm diameter. The bark is pale to dark reddish-brown or pinkish-brown to grey in colour, with dark greenish-pink and pink inner bark. It has compound leaves comprised of leaflets with unequal leaf bases. The petiole is 7-12 cm long and covered with shiny reddish brown scales that can also be found on the leaf axis and twigs. The inflorescences are densely covered with peltate scales; the male inflorescence is up to 40 cm long and wide while the female inflorescence is smaller and fewer-branched (Mabberley & Pannell, 2013). The flowers are subglobose or depressed globose, and the fruits are berryoid, reddish orange outside, and densely covered with orange-brown peltate scales (Mabberley & Pannell, 2007).

In Peninsular Malaysia, Aglaia korthalsii can be found in all states except Perlis, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka. It grows in lowland dipterocarp forest up to 340 m above sea level (Mabberley & Pannell, 2013). This species is still grown as a fruit tree in villages in Kelantan and Terengganu. The Orang Utan and Lar Gibbon are known to consume the fruits (Norsyam, 1992). The wood is also used for house poles.

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Forest → Lowland Dipterocarp Forest (Malayan, Burmese)
Unknown Unknown
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2021 Malaysia Plant Red List
Least Concern (LC)
Peninsular Malaysia
3.1
2013 Peninsular Malaysia Plant Red List
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
1998 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Near Threatened (NT)
2.3

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Ahmad Aldrie Amir (Dr.)
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References

Article
  1. Zawiah, N. & Ho, W.M. (2017). Edible Fruits from the Forest and Their Characteristics. Seminar on Reclamation, Rehabilitation and Restoration of Disturbed Sites: Planting of National and IUCN Red List Species, 15-17 August 2017, Kuala Lumpur (14): pp. 138-140

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Abdul Razak Mohd Nor Rasid, Mr. Ahmad Amir Firdaus Bin Mad Apandi, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Mr. Hazrul Nizam Bin Abdul Aziz, Mr. Mohamad Amini Bin Nordin, Mr. Mohamad Nazrin Bin Ahmad Azmi, Ms. Nur Farahin Binti Mustafa, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Saw Leng Guan & Syazwani Azeman

Species Citation :- Aglaia korthalsii. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/28358. [Retrieved 04 July 2022].

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