Native Plants

Goniothalamus curtisii

LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 2.3, 1998
NE
Not Evaluated
Malaysia Plant Red List
2010
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SSN 05588
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Goniothalamus curtisii King is distributed in Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Johor. This common species is always found in primary lowland to hill forests up to 1000 m altitude, and often grows by streams, on sandy or clay soils, on limestone or sandstone (Sinclair, 1955).

The slender trees of G. curtisii can grow to 10 m tall with many parts of the plant covered with dense brown hairs. The characteristic feature of this species is its large glossy leaf laminas (25−40 cm long) with numerous secondary veins and clearly distinct tertiary veins. Its pendent flowers have three leaf-like sepals and two whorls of three petals. The outer petals are yellowish tinged red and are thinly coriaceous with velutinous hairs. The inner petals are ovate in shape and have velutinous hairs adaxially. The stamens of G. curtisii have long pubescent apiculate connectives and the ovaries are densely covered with hairs. Fruit stalks are short and the fruits are pale green to yellowish, about 2 cm long with very short hairs. It has one hairy seed (Saunders, 2003).

Most Goniothalamus species are widely used in traditional medicine and G. curtisii has been reported as a treatment for diarrhea (Mat-Salleh & Latiff, 2002).

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2010 Malaysia Plant Red List
Not Evaluated (NE)
N/A
1998 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
2.3

Location

by State Location
  • Pahang 1
  • Terengganu 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
5

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Ahmad Aldrie Amir (Dr.)
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Asyraf Mansor (Dr.)
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Chan Yoke Mui (Dr.)
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Chong Ju Lian (Dr.)
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Kartini Binti Saibeh (Dr.)
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Mohd Fahmi Abu Bakar (Ts. Dr.)
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Nazahatul Anis Amaludin (Dr.)
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Nor Ezzawanis Abdullah Thani (Mrs.)
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Nur Kyariatul Syafinie Abdul Majid (Ms.)
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Nur Supardi Md Noor (Dr.)
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Rusea Go (Prof. Dr.)
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Tam Sheh May (Dr.)
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Tan Swee Lian (Dr.)
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References

Article
  1. Lim, C.L., Siti Munirah, M.Y. & Kiew, R. (2009). Botany of the Berembun Forest Reserve, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal 61 (2): pp. 143-189
  2. Saunders, R.M.K. (2003). A synopsis of Goniothalamus species (Annonaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia, with a description of a new species. 142 (3): pp. 321-339
Book
  1. Abdul Rahman, A.R., Mohd Nasir, A.H., Azmi, N., Nor Hasliza, M.B. & Latiff, A. (2014). Hutan Simpan Gunung Tebu, Terengganu: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi, Issue/No. . Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 343.
  2. Azahar, M., Mohd. Hamami, S., Ahmad Said, S., Faridah, Q.Z., Nor Aini, A.S., Jalil, M.S. & Faridah-Hanum, I. (2006). Sustainable Management and Utilization of Medicinal Plant Resources: Proceedings of the International Conference on Medicinal Plants, 5-7 December 2005 Kuala Lumpur, Issue/No. . Universiti Putra Malaysia dan Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 365.
  3. Shaharuddin, M.I., Mokhtar, M.I., Wan Yusof, W.A., M. Rahim, R. & Latiff, A. (2004). Taman Negeri Endau Rompin : Pengurusan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Biologi, Issue/No. . Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 378.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Ms. Mira Farzana Binti Mohamad Mokhtar, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Ms. Vanessa Ting Ching Ching & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Rafidah Abdul Rahman

Species Citation :- Goniothalamus curtisii. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/5588. [Retrieved 03 July 2022].

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