Native Plants
 

Elaeocarpus pedunculatus

LC
Least Concern
Malaysia Plant Red List
Peninsular Malaysia ver 3.1, 2021
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SSN 36464
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Elaeocarpus pedunculatus is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 39 m tall. The epithet name ‘pedunculatus’ is derived from Latin word, meaning stalk of inflorescence, which refer to its raceme. This species distributed from Peninsular Thailand, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia (except Perlis and Kelantan), Singapore, Borneo and the Philippines. It is common in lowland or hill dipterocarp forest, on hill sides or ridges, sometimes by seaside, in swamps or limestone or old secondary forest, and frequently in disturbed forest or by roadsides at sea level to 770 m altitude. Elaeocarpus pedunculatus has been reported to more variation in Borneo and the Philippines than in Peninsular Malaysia (Kiew et al., 2018).

Elaeocarpus pedunculatus has bole often with steep buttresses and stilt-rooted. Its twigs are glabrous, 2-4 mm thick with gummy-resinous or non-resinous. The stipules are narrow-triangular with glabrous, adpressed hairs at a measure of 1-2 mm long. The leaves develop loosely grouped towards twig tips. The racemes grow among or almost scattered behind leaves at about 7-14 cm long. The flowers are 5-merous with oblong petals and parallel-sided to base. The sepals have short grey hairs outside and mostly glabrous inside, with 6-7 mm long which falling at the same time as petals and stamens (Kiew et al., 2018). Its fruits are ovoid to ellipsoid, greyish-blue with oily greenish pulp (Nparks Flora Fauna, 2019).

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Forest → Hill Dipterocarp Forest
Unknown Unknown
2
Forest → Lowland Dipterocarp Forest (Malayan, Burmese)
Unknown Unknown
3
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
2021 Malaysia Plant Red List
Least Concern (LC)
Peninsular Malaysia
3.1
2018 Malaysia Plant Red List
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2010 Malaysia Plant Red List
Not Evaluated (NE)
N/A

Location

by State Location
  • Johore 3
  • Kedah 1
  • Malacca 1
  • Pahang 1
  • Perak 1
  • Selangor 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

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Acknowledgements :- Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Ms. Nur Farahin Binti Mustafa, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi & Ms. Siti Nor Hidayati Kamaruddin

Species Citation :- Elaeocarpus pedunculatus. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/36464. [Retrieved 03 July 2022].

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