Native Plants

Thottea piscodora

CR
Critically Endangered
Malaysia Plant Red List
Peninsular Malaysia 2021
CR
Critically Endangered
Peninsular Malaysia Plant Red List *
2015
* Assessed according to the IUCN Red List Categories & Criteria Version 3.1
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SSN 47474
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Thottea piscodora is native to Malaysia and is a narrowly endemic species which was found only in the Rasau-Kertih forest fragments in southern Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia (Yao, 2013). This species grows in seasonal freshwater swamps of lowland forest (Yao, 2014). The name 'piscodora' refers to the Latin words 'piscis' meaning fish and 'odor' meaning smell, denoting the rotten fish smell of the flower (Yao, 2013) and the smell is strong enough to attract a swarm of flies from nowhere (Yao, 2014).

Thottea piscodora is a shrub with a woody rootstock that produces several vertical stems growing in a clump. The stems grow up to 2 meters tall and are sometimes branched with leaves that are alternately arranged on the upper end of the stem. The undersurface of the leaves is noticeably glaucous. While the flowers are produced at nodes on the lower part of the stem close to ground level. On some old stems, one can observe a few masses of tissue formed from the repeating flowerings. The flower is about 3 cm long and 1 cm wide. On top of the slender ovary is the 3-lobed perianth. It is urn-shaped at the base and contains 14–15 stamens arranged in two whorls (Yao, 2014).

This species is categorised as Critically Endangered under the assessments of Conservation Status of Plants for Peninsular Malaysia as its known habitat is undergoing rapid land use change where noticeable degradation has been observed (Yao, 2013).

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2021 Malaysia Plant Red List
Critically Endangered (CR)
Peninsular Malaysia
N/A
2015 Peninsular Malaysia Plant Red List
Critically Endangered (CR)
N/A

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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 (Dr.)
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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Mohd Fahmi Abu Bakar (Ts. Dr.)
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)
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Mohd Norfaizal Ghazalli (Dr.)
Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
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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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References

Article
  1. Yao, T.L. (2013). Nine new species of Thottea (Aristolochiaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, with two taxa in Peninsular Malaysia redefined and a taxon lectotypified. BLUMEA - Biodiversity, Evolution and Plant Biogeography of Plants 58 (3): pp. 245-262

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Nur Farahin Binti Mustafa, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Species Citation :- Thottea piscodora. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/47474. [Retrieved 18 May 2022].

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