Native Plants

Combretocarpus rotundatus

Perepat Perepat
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2020
DD
Data Deficient
Malaysia Plant Red List
Peninsular Malaysia 2021
DD
Data Deficient
Peninsular Malaysia Plant Red List *
2018
* Assessed according to the IUCN Red List Categories & Criteria Version 3.1
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SSN 34238
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Taxonomy

The taxanomic status is pending for approval

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Fruits
Fruits

Description

Combretocarpus rotundatus is a medium-sized tree that can grow up to 34 m tall. The epithet name, ‘rotundatus’ is derived from Latin word, ‘rotundus’ means rounded referring to the leaf shape. This species can be found in Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo and Karimon Island. In Peninsular Malaysia, it is only known from peat swamp forest at Air Hitam, Johor. It also occurs on sandy soil, freshwater swamp, and coastal forest at low altitudes (Ding Hou, 1958; Kiew et al., 2018).  

Combretocarpus rotundatus has grey-brown to brown fissured bark. Its sapwood is yellowish-brown. The leaves are alternate with petiole 0.5-1 cm long. The bole is up to diameter 58 cm with small buttresses at 1.5-2 m high. The trunk base has often shallowly fluted in swamps, producing mats of thread-like rusty brown aerial roots. The flowers are bisexual and light green to yellow in colour. Its fruits have three or four wing which is measured about 1.7-2 cm long and 1.7-2 cm wide including the wings. The seeds are narrowly spindle-shaped (Kiew et al., 2018).

Habits

  Part Habit
 
Terrestrial   —   An animal that lives on/near the ground or a plant that grows on/in/from land
System: Terrestrial; Habitat type: Forest

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Forest → Peat Swamp Forest
Unknown Unknown
2
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
Suitable Unknown
3
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Swamp Forest
Suitable 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
Data Deficient (DD)
Peninsular Malaysia
N/A
2020 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2018 Peninsular Malaysia Plant Red List
Data Deficient (DD)
N/A
1998 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Vulnerable (VU)
2.3

Location

by State Location
  • Johore 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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  • Biodiversity
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  • 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
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  • 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 (Ms.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Palms (Ecology)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Conservation
  • Biodiversity
  • Forest
  • Genetics
  • PM
Chong Ju Lian (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
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  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Invasive Alien Species
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  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
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Kartini Binti Saibeh (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Vascular
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • SBH
Mohamad Azani Alias (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
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  • Vascular
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  • Amphibians
  • Amphibians
  • Biodiversity
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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)
  • Vascular (Taxonomy)
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Nur Kyariatul Syafinie Abdul Majid (Ms.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
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  • PM
Nur Supardi Md Noor (Dr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Palms
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  • Conservation
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  • Environment
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  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
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  • W
Rusea Go (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Orchids (Taxonomy)
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  • Conservation
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  • PM
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Tam Sheh May (Dr.)
Taylor's University
  • Orchids
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  • 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. Tawan, C.S., Ipor, I., Jusoh, I., Bulan, P. & Demies, M. (2006). Flora of the Peat Swamp Forest of Loagan Bunut National Park, Sarawak. Scientific journey through Borneo: Loagan Bunut : A Scientific Expedition on the Physical, Chemical, Biological, and Sociological Aspects. pp. 65-72
Magazine/Bulletin
  1. Malaysian and Indonesian Timbers Equivalent Names. Timber Technology Bulletin: Compilation of Timber Technology Bulletins 1995-2015 (57), 2016. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia.
  2. Identification and Utilization Of Lesser-Known Commercial Timbers In Peninsular Malaysia 8: Keruntum, Kundang, Leban And Malabera. Timber Technology Bulletin: Compilation of Timber Technology Bulletins 1995-2015 (57), 2016. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia.
  3. Timber Notes - Medium Hardwoods (II) (Bekak, Derum, Keruing, Keruntum, Kulim). Timber Technology Bulletin: Compilation of Timber Technology Bulletins 1995-2015 (57), 2016. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia.
  4. Durability of Timbers for Indoor Applications in Malaysia. Timber Technology Bulletin: Compilation of Timber Technology Bulletins 1995-2015 (57), 2016. Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Malaysia.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Ms. Nur Farahin Binti Mustafa, Mrs. Nur Hazwanie Binti Abd Halim, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

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