Polyalthia kinabaluensis

Hoo, P.K. and Colin Ruzelion Maycock and Damit, A. and Nilus, R. and Sugau, J. and Tanggaraju, S. and Tsen, S. and Pereira J.T. (2020) Polyalthia kinabaluensis. [Dataset]

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Abstract

Polyalthia kinabaluensis is restricted to the lower montane region of Mount Kinabalu, Sabah. Due to extensive agricultural activities, this species experienced decline outside of protected areas. The estimated area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) declined from 8 km2 to 4 km2. The subpopulation in Tenpompok is stable, but outside this area population trend is unknown. Hence, it is assessed as Critically Endangered. Polyalthia kinabaluensis is endemic to Sabah, Malaysia. It is restricted to the lower montane region of Mount Kinabalu.

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Additional Information: Polyalthia kinabaluensis is a small tree up to 9 m tall. It is found in lower montane forest at 1,400 - 1,500 m asl (Turner et al. 2014). Polyalthia kinabaluensis is protected in situ in Tenompok Forest Reserve, a Totally Protected Area (TPA). There is no known ex situ collections for this species. The species was last collected in 1964 and more ground survey is needed to reaffirm its current status.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plantae , Tracheophyta , Magnoliopsida , Magnoliales , Annonaceae
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Tropical Forestry
Depositing User: DG MASNIAH AHMAD -
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2021 11:04
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2021 08:56
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/27191

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