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Geostachys belumensis

VU
Vulnerable
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2019
VU
Vulnerable
Malaysia Plant Red List
2010
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SSN 00641
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Description

Geostachys belumensis has short rhizomes and is well supported above the ground by its stilt roots, a typical root system also found in several species of Geostachys. The leafy shoot has a medium height of about 1.3 m and usually occurs in clumps. The leaves are soft in texture, dark green on the upper side and mostly maroon-coloured underneath.

This species also has a decurved inflorescence which is occasionally erect if the peduncle emerges from beneath the thick forest litter. The cincinni are arranged on one side of the decurved inflorescence, with each pointing upwards. A cincinnus is a form of inflorescence on which the successive axes arise alternately with respect to the preceding one. As with the flowers, the labellum is yellow, with red marks appearing on the middle edge towards the staminodes, broadening at the middle. The fruits are ellipsoid, glabrous and dark red, not bigger than 2 cm.

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2019 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Vulnerable (VU)
3.1
2010 Malaysia Plant Red List
Vulnerable (VU)
N/A

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Ahmad Aldrie Amir (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
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Anisah Lee Abdullah (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
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Asyraf Mansor (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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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.)
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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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Robert Francis Peters (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
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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. Lau, K.H., Lim, C.K. & Mat-Salleh, K. (2007). Materials for a taxonomic revision of Geostachys (Baker) Rild. (Zingiberaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 59 (1&2), 129-138
  2. Lau, K.H. & Lim, C.K. (2012). Revision of the genus Geostachys (Zingiberaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia. Folia malaysiana , Vol. 13 (1), 7-42
  3. Lau, K.H. (2014). The Conservation of Peninsular Malaysian Geostachys (Zingiberaceae). Gardens Bulletin Singapore 66 (1), 3-14
  4. Lau, K.H., Lim, C.K. & Mat-Salleh, K. (2005). Two new species of Geostachys (Zingiberaceae) from Peninsular Malaysia. Flora Malaysiana , Vol. 6 (3 & 4), 83-94
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. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 343.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Ms. Fatin Qurratul 'ain Binti Saberam, Mr. Lau Kah Hoo, Ms. Mira Farzana Binti Mohamad Mokhtar, Mrs. Nur Hazwanie Binti Abd Halim, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Mrs. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Lau Kah Hoo & Lim Chong Keat

Species Citation :- Geostachys belumensis. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/641. [Retrieved 25 April 2024].

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