Native Plants

Ploiarium alternifolium

Reriang
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
2018
LC
Least Concern
Malaysia Plant Red List
Peninsular Malaysia 2021
LC
Least Concern
Peninsular Malaysia Plant Red List *
2010
* Assessed according to the IUCN Red List Categories & Criteria Version 3.1
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SSN 09843
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Taxonomy

  • Kingdom
  • Division
  • Class
  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    alternifolium (Vahl) Melch.
  • Synonym
  • Vernacular Name
  • Residential
    Native
The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Ploiarium alternifolium is a type of shrubs or small trees which belongs to the family Bonnetiaceae. It is commonly known as reriang in Malay or Cicada tree. It usually grows up to 10 m, but it rarely grows to 25 m tall and 10-15 cm diameter, depending on locality. The bark is greyish brown, narrowly but deeply ridged and fissured. The colour of the sapwood is yellowish. The thick leaves are alternate or spirally arranged, and simple. The flowers petals are pink to white with pink margins. The fruits are shaped like oblong-ovoid, measuring 15-20 cm long, 10 mm diameter while the seeds are around 3.5 mm long.

The genus, Ploiarium is derived from a Greek word, ploion meaning boat or canoe, which is referring to the shape of the capsule valves. Meanwhile, the species epithet derived from two Latin words, alternus meaning alternate, and –folium meaning leaf, this is referring to the leaf arrangement.

This plant distributed from Thailand and Cambodia to Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo. It occurs from lowland, freshwater swamp forest, seashore and up to 1,300 m on mountain tops. It is common in secondary forests and may form pure stands (Hassan, 2010).

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Forest → Lowland Dipterocarp Forest (Malayan, Burmese)
Unknown Unknown
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2021 Malaysia Plant Red List
Least Concern (LC)
Peninsular Malaysia
N/A
2018 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2010 Peninsular Malaysia Plant Red List
Least Concern (LC)
N/A

Location

by State Location
  • Johore 3
  • Kedah 1
  • Pahang 2
  • Penang 1
  • Perlis 1
  • Terengganu 4
by Protected Areas Location
  • National/State Park 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Biodiversity Experts

Profile
Ahmad Aldrie Amir (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
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  • Marine & Coastal
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  • Science
  • PM
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  • SWK
  • SEA
  • W
Anisah Lee Abdullah (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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  • Environment
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  • Science
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Asyraf Mansor (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Palms
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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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  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
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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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PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Book
  1. A visitor's guidebook to Endau-Rompin (Johor) National Park, 2019. Johor National Parks Corporation and UNDP Malaysia. pp. 108.
  2. Mohd. Rizal, S., Na'aman, J., Jalil, M.S., Nizam, M.S., Latiff, A. & Azahar, M. (2006). Gunung Mandi Angin, Terengganu: Pengurusan, Persekitaran Fizikal, Kepelbagaian Biologi dan Pelancongan Ekologi. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 500.
  3. Azahar, M., Azman, A.R., Che, H.H., Koh, H.L., Norhayati, A. & Latiff, A. (2007). Taman Rimba Kenong, Pahang: Pengurusan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 248.
  4. Boo, C.M., Omar-Hor, K. & Ou-Yang, C.L. (2003). 1001 Garden Plants in Singapore. National Parks Board, Singapore. pp. 501.
  5. Kiew, R., Chung, R.C.K., Saw, L.G., Soepadmo, E. & Boyce, P.C. (2010). Flora of Peninsular Malaysia, Series II: Seed Plants, Volume 1. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia. pp. 329.
  6. Ong, H.C. (2004). Tumbuhan Liar: Khasiat & Kegunaan Lain. Utusan Publications & Distribution Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia. pp. 241.
  7. Shaharuddin, M.I., Wan Yusof, W.A., Jalil, M.S., Yusoff, M. & Latiff, A. (2006). Hutan Simpan Gunung Jerai, Kedah: pengurusan, persekitaran fizikal dan kepelbagaian biologi. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 474.
  8. Yong, W.S.Y., Chua, L.S.L., Lau, K.H., Siti-Nur Fatinah, K., Cheah, Y.H., Yao, T.L., Rafidah, A.R., Lim, C.L., Syahida-Emiza, S., Ummul Nazrah, A.R., Nor-Ezzawanis, A.T., Chew, M.Y., Siti Munirah, M.Y., Julius, A., Phoon, S.N., Sam, Y.Y., Nadiah, I., Ong, P.T., Sarah Nabila, R., Suhaida, M., Muhammad-Alif Azyraf, A., Siti Eryani, S., Yap, J.W., Jutta, M., Azeman, S., Salleh, N., Kiew, R. & Chung, R.C.K. (2021). Malaysia Red List: Plants of Peninsular Malaysia, Volume 1, Issue/No. 2. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia. pp. 753.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Amirah Hasanah Binti Mazlan, Mrs. Hazlina Ali, Ms. Heng Pooi San, Mr. Mohamad Nazrin Bin Ahmad Azmi, Mr. Mohd Fakrullah Salafusalam Bin Mohd Afandi, Ms. Noorkhalilie Binti Che Abd Aziz, Ms. Nur Farahin Binti Mustafa, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Nurul Aimi Amirah Binti Mohd Zaki, Ms. Sara Eisya Binti Mohamed Ghozali, Mrs. Sarah Nabila Binti Rosli, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Enggik Soepadmo, KeTSA, Saw Leng Guan & Tan Sin Hoong

Species Citation :- Ploiarium alternifolium. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/9843. [Retrieved 14 August 2022].

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