Native Plants

Geostachys densiflora

NT
Near Threatened
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2019
NT
Near Threatened
Malaysia Plant Red List
2010
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SSN 06498
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Taxonomy

Description

Like most members of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae), Geostachys densiflora has a thickened modified stem at the base of the plant called a rhizome. This plant is supported firmly above the ground with stilt roots. With leafy shoots up to 1.7 m in length and glabrous (hair-free) leaves, G. densiflora is considered a medium-sized ginger species. Both upper and lower surfaces of the leaves are green. At certain localities, G. densiflora with reddish to maroon coloured lower leaf surfaces can be found. This colour-difference phenomenon is not fully understood. However, environmental factors under which certain populations grow are believed to play an influential role. The structure of the inflorescence is decurved or angled downwards in a curved fashion, while the labellum or the flower lip of G. densiflora is yellow, with fine transparent lines. The edges of the labellum are crenulate (finely scalloped), and the corolla lobes are reddish. As can be seen in the accompanying pictures, the fruits of G. densiflora are ovoid and dark purple. This is one of the two most widely distributed species of the genus Geostachys found in Perak and Pahang.

Assessment

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

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
3

Biodiversity Experts

Profile
Ahmad Aldrie Amir (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
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  • W
Anisah Lee Abdullah (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Coral Reefs
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  • PM
  • SBH
Asyraf Mansor (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Palms
  • Vascular (Ecology)
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  • Environment
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  • PM
Chan Yoke Mui (Dr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Palms (Ecology)
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  • PM
Chong Ju Lian (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
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Kartini Binti Saibeh (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
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  • SBH
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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  • Evolution
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  • PM
Mohd Norfaizal Ghazalli (Dr.)
Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
  • Vascular
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Nazahatul Anis Amaludin (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
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  • PM
Nor Ezzawanis Abdullah Thani (Mrs.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
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  • PM
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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  • PM
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  • SWK
  • SEA
  • W
Robert Francis Peters (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Ginger
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Rusea Go (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Orchids (Taxonomy)
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  • PM
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Tam Sheh May (Dr.)
Taylor's University
  • Orchids
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Tan Swee Lian (Dr.)
Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
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  • PM
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Yong Kien Thai (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Moss
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  • Ferns (Taxonomy)
  • Protected Areas
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  • PM
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  • SEA
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): pp. 129-138
  2. Lau, K.H. & Lim, C.K. (2012). Revision of the genus Geostachys (Zingiberaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia. Folia malaysiana , Vol. 13 (1): pp. 7-42
  3. Lau, K.H. (2014). The Conservation of Peninsular Malaysian Geostachys (Zingiberaceae). Gardens Bulletin Singapore 66 (1): pp. 3-14
Book
  1. Latiff, A., Maimon, A., Norhayati, A. & Jumaat, H.A. (2009). Bukit Fraser: Crown of the Titiwangsa Range. Penerbitan Pusat Penyelidikan Bukit Fraser, UKM, Bangi, Malaysia.
Checklist
  1. Checklist of the Zingiberaceae of Malesia. BLUMEA, 2004

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Fatin Qurratul 'ain Binti Saberam, Mr. Lau Kah Hoo, Ms. Nazila Binti Zainudin, Mrs. Nur Hazwanie Binti Abd Halim, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Sam Yen Yen & Yao, T.L.

Species Citation :- Geostachys densiflora. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/6498. [Retrieved 09 August 2022].

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