Native Plants

Sesuvium portulacastrum

Gelang Pasir
NE
Not Evaluated
Malaysia Plant Red List
2010
LC
Least Concern
Peninsular Malaysia Plant Red List *
2018
* Assessed according to the IUCN Red List Categories & Criteria Version 3.1
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SSN 43010
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Taxonomy

The taxanomic status is pending for approval

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Description

Sesuvium portulacastrum is a sprawling perennial herb with smooth stems that forms root at the nodes which are measured about 3-5 mm thick and 20-80 cm long. It leaves are sessile, green, linear, lanceolate or oblong about 1-3 by 0.2-0.5 cm. The flowers are pale pink with the solitary arrangement in the axil of pair of bracteoles. The capsules are oblong and enclosed by the calyx until they matured. The seeds are black, measuring about 1.5 mm in diameter (Kiew et al., 2018).

The species epithet is derived from the Latin word, portulaca meaning wild purslane, which looks like Portulaca oleracea subsp. sativa in the family Portulacaceae (Syahida-Emiza, 2018).

This species is native to Africa, Australia, North America, South America and Asia including Malaysia and Singapore. In Malaysia, S. portulacastrum occurs locally in Perlis, Kedah (Langkawi Island), Penang, Selangor and Johor (Tengah Island). It grows in tidal mud, mangrove swamp, coastal limestone and sandy areas near sea coasts. It is also known as a pioneer species on seashores (Kiew et al., 2018).

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Marine Intertidal → Mud Flats and Salt Flats
Unknown Unknown
2
Marine Intertidal → Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, etc.
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
2018 Peninsular Malaysia Plant Red List
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2010 Malaysia Plant Red List
Not Evaluated (NE)
N/A

Location

by State Location
  • Johore 1
  • Kedah 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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  • SEA
  • W
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. Senterre, B., Chew, M.Y. & Chung, R.C.K. (2015). Flora and vegetation of Pulau Babi Tengah, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia. Check List: The Journal of Biodiversity Data 11 (4): pp. 1-15
Book
  1. Island Life: A Natural History of Pulau Tengah, Johor, Malaysia, 2018. WS Lifestyle, Singapore. pp. 163.
  2. Mangrove Guidebook for Malaysia, 2015. Wetlands International, Malaysia. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]
  3. Norhayati, A., Damanhuri, A., Razali, M.S., Latiff, A. & Wan Juliana, W.A (2010). Mangrove Flora of Langkawi. Pusat Penyelidikan Langkawi, Institut Alam Sekitar dan Pembangunan (LESTARI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Lembaga Pembangunan Langkawi (LADA), Malaysia. pp. 150.
  4. Keng, H. (1969). Orders and Families of Malayan Seed Plants. NUS Press Publisher, Singapore. pp. 442.
  5. Wan Juliana, W.A, Norhayati, A. & Abdul Latiff, M. (2018). Flora Bakau Malaysia : Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Penerbit UKM, Bangi, Malaysia. pp. 101.
  6. Wan Juliana, W.A, Norhayati, A. & Abdul Latiff, M. (2018). Mangrove Flora of Malaysia: Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. pp. 100. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]
  7. Kiew, R., Chung, R.C.K., Saw, L.G. & Soepadmo, E. (2018). Flora of Peninsular Malaysia Series II: Seed Plants, Volume 7. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia.

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Ahmad Amir Firdaus Bin Mad Apandi, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Fatin Qurratul 'ain Binti Saberam, Ms. Noorazila Binti Azmi, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Dr. Sugumaran Manickam, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

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