Native Plants

Rhodoleia championii

Kerlik
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 2.3, 1998
NE
Not Evaluated
Malaysia Plant Red List
2010
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SSN 03056
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Taxonomy

The taxanomic status is pending for approval

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Flower
Flower
Flower

Description

Rhodoleia championii is a small to medium-sized tree to about 15 m tall, with a bushy, compact crown. Its rather leathery leaves with contrasting dark green upper and whitish lower surfaces are quite characteristic. Rhodoleia means “smooth rose” in Greek, because, while its flowers resemble roses, the plant is nevertheless thornless.

Worldwide, Rhodoleia championii occurs from Yunnan and Hong Kong, southward to Java. It represents an intrusion of the temperate element of the Asian continental flora, and in Peninsular Malaysia, it is usually found in the cool lower and upper montane forest. At lower elevations, it is only found on the quartzite ridges of Klang Gates and Kanching in Selangor and at two other localities in Perak and Negeri Sembilan.

On Klang Gates, it flowers during the cooler months at the end of the year. Each flower is small, arranged  tightly to form an attractive cup-shaped head about 3 cm in diameter, pink colour  and subtended by overlapping golden-brown bracts near the base. The inflorescence heads face downward. It is pollinated by sunbirds and spiderhunters, but its inverted habit is uncommon for bird-pollinated flowers, which usually have watery nectar contained at the base of a tube-shaped corolla. The fruit is a woody, 2-chambered capsule with 4 valves, joined basally into an ovoid head. The seeds are equipped with small wings and are hence wind dispersed.

Habitats

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

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2010 Malaysia Plant Red List
Not Evaluated (NE)
N/A
1998 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
2.3

Location

by State Location
  • Johore 1
  • Kedah 1
  • Kelantan 1
by Protected Areas Location
  • National/State Park 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
2

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 (Ms.)
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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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. Yuan, S.F., Ren, H., Liu, N., Wang, J. & Guo, Q.F. (2013). Can Thinning of Overstorey Trees and Planting of Native Tree Saplings Increase The Establishment of Native Trees in Exotic Acacia Plantations in South China?. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 25 (1): pp. 79-95
  2. Wong, K.M., Low, Y.W., Aziz, A.O., Lepun, P., Zahid, M.S., Manickam, S., Zulkapli, I. & Chew, K.L. (2005). Where the Rhino Roams : A Survey of the Vegetation of the Selai Area in the Endau-Rompin National Park, Johor, Malaysia. The Forests and Biodiversity of Selai Endau-Rompin. pp. 17-26
Book
  1. 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.
  2. Shaharuddin, M.I., Wan Yusof, W.A., Jalil, M.S., Yusoff, M. & Latiff, A. (2006). Hutan Simpan Gunung Jerai, Kedah: pengurusan, persekitaran fizikal dan kepelbagaian biologi. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 474.
Chapter in book
  1. Inflorescence Form and Position. In Van Balgooy, M.M.J., Low, Y.W. & Wong, K.M. (Eds.), Spot-Characters for the Identification of Malesian Seed Plants. Natural History Publications (Borneo) Sdn. Bhd. pp. 155-163.
Checklist
  1. Pocket Check List of Timber Trees (1999)

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Ms. Anissa Huda Binti Rosli, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

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