Rhododendron maxwellii

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

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Abstract

Rhododendron maxwellii is restricted to Mount Kinabalu and Mount Tambuyukon, Sabah. The estimated area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) are 48 km2 and 131.2 km2, respectively and are not in decline. It is found in two distinct mountains within Kinabalu park. The most plausible threats are landslides and climate change which could drive the species to Critically Endangered or Extinct in the near future. Hence, it is assessed as Vulnerable. Rhododendron maxwellii is endemic to Sabah, Malaysia. It is restricted to Mount Kinabalu and Mount Tambuyukon (Argent et al. 2007).

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Additional Information: Rhododendron maxwellii is a small tree up to 2 m tall. It is found in mossy montane forests at 1,800–2,900 m asl, frequently on ultramafic soils where the bamboo Racemobambos is common (Argent 2006). Rhododendron maxwellii is protected in situ in Kinabalu Park, a Totally Protected Area (TPA). There are two known ex situ collections, in Edinburgh and Richard Curries's collections in New Zealand.
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Tropical Forestry
Depositing User: DG MASNIAH AHMAD -
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2021 15:06
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2021 15:06
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/27325

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