Native Plants

Cycas edentata

Paku Laut
Near Threatened
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2010
Malaysia Plant Red List
Peninsular Malaysia 2021
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SSN 09303
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The taxonomic status is pending for approval



So far we know little about the species, apart from its appearance.


No Description Suitability Seasonality
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
Suitable Unknown
Marine Coastal/Supratidal → Coastal Sand Dunes
Suitable Unknown
References :


Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2021 Malaysia Plant Red List
Endangered (EN)
Peninsular Malaysia
2012 Malaysia Plant Red List
Near Threatened (NT)
Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak & Southeast Asia
2010 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Near Threatened (NT)
2003 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Data Deficient (DD)


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  2. 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), 1-15
  3. Turner, I.M. (2000). The Taxonomy of Malaysian Vascular Plants: New Taxa (1996-2000) and Endemic Genera. Flora Malaysiana (2), 41-82
  1. Island Life: A Natural History of Pulau Tengah, Johor, Malaysia, 2018. WS Lifestyle, Singapore. pp. 163.
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  3. Donaldson, J.S. (2013). Cycads. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. IUCN/SSC Cycad Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. pp. ix + 86.
  4. Kiew, R., Chung, R.C.K., Saw, L.G. & Soepadmo, E. (2012). Flora of Peninsular Malaysia, Series II: Seed Plants, Volume 3. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia. pp. 385.
  5. Saw, L.G., Chua, L.S.L. & Nik, A.R. (2009). Malaysia: National Strategy for Plant Conservation. Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia. pp. 61. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Abdul Razak Mohd Nor Rasid, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Nur Farahin Binti Mustafa, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Siti Nur Najihah Musa, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- M. Jutta

Species Citation :- Cycas edentata. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via [Retrieved 26 March 2023].

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