Native Plants
 

Acrostichum speciosum

Piai Lasa
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2010
LC
Least Concern
Malaysia Plant Red List
Peninsular Malaysia ver 3.1, 2021
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SSN 31596
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Taxonomy

The taxanomic status is pending for approval

Description

Acrostichum aureum is a medium-sized to large fern measuring 1.5 m tall. It is known locally as Piai lasa in Malay. The fronds can grow from 0.75 to 1.5 m tall and is brownish green when young. The rhizome is around 3 cm long with up to 2.5 cm diameter. This fern species is found abundantly in mangrove forests in Peninsular Malaysia. The species epithet, speciosus means showy and splendid, which is referring to the large, conspicuous lamina. It is assessed as Least Concern in Peninsular Malaysia (Nor-Ezzawanis, 2013).

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Forest → Mangrove Forest
Unknown Unknown
2
Marine Intertidal → Mangrove Submerged Roots
Suitable Unknown
3
Vegetation → Coastal Vegetation
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 Malaysia Plant Red List
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2010 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1

Location

by State Location
  • Pahang 2
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

Digital Specimen

References

Article
  1. Jaman, R. & Latiff, A. (1999). The Pteridophyte Flora of Pulau Tioman, Peninsular Malaysia. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplements (6): pp. 77-100
Book
  1. Shaharuddin, M.I., Azahar, M., Razani, U., Kamaruzaman, A.B., Lim, K.L., Suhaili, R., Jalil, M.S. & Latiff, A. (2005). Sustainable Management of Matang Mangroves: 100 Years and Beyond. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 531.
  2. Yong, W.S.Y., Chua, L.S.L., Lau, K.H., Siti-Nur Fatinah, K., Cheah, Y.H., Yao, T.L., Rafidah, A.R., Lim, C.L., Syahida-Emiza, S., Ummul Nazrah, A.R., Nor-Ezzawanis, A.T., Chew, M.Y., Siti Munirah, M.Y., Julius, A., Phoon, S.N., Sam, Y.Y., Nadiah, I., Ong, P.T., Sarah Nabila, R., Suhaida, M., Muhammad-Alif Azyraf, A., Siti Eryani, S., Yap, J.W., Jutta, M., Azeman, S., Salleh, N., Kiew, R. & Chung, R.C.K. (2021). Malaysia Red List: Plants of Peninsular Malaysia, Volume 1, Issue/No. 2. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia. pp. 753.
  3. Parris, B.S., Kiew, R., Chung, R.C.K. & Saw, L.G. (2013). Flora of Peninsular Malaysia. Series I:Ferns and Lycophytes, Volume 2. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia. pp. 1-243.
  4. 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.
  5. Norhayati, A. & Maimon, A. (2012). Sungai Santi Forest Reserve: Mangrove Splendour of South-East Johor. Penerbit UKM, Bangi, Malaysia. pp. 112.
  6. Phang, S.M., Affendi, Y.A., Ooi, J.L.S. & Haji, A.J.M. (2008). Natural History of The Pulau Tioman Group of Islands. Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES), University of Malaya, Malaysia. pp. 292.
  7. Piggott, A.G. (1988). Ferns of Malaysia in Colour. Tropical Press Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. pp. 458.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Ms. Amirah Hasanah Binti Mazlan, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Mrs. Iffa Nurizzati Ismail, Mr. Mohamad Ikhmal Husin, Mrs. Noratikah Binti Ab. Manaf, Ms. Nur Farahin Binti Mustafa, Mrs. Nur Hazwanie Binti Abd Halim, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurliyana Binti Abd Rahman, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

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