Melastoma collinum

Tsen, S. and Mohd Yusof, Nur Adillah, M.Y. and Khoo, E. and Maryani, A. and Colin Ruzelion Maycock and Nilus, R. and Sugau, J. and Pereira, J.T. (2021) Melastoma collinum. [Dataset]

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Melastoma collinum is a small tree, endemic to Sabah. The estimated area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) are 36 km2 and 6,782.7 km2, respectively. Although the AOO is calculated from known existing records, it is considered that the actual AOO may be considerably larger than this due to under sampling. It is a secondary species that can grow well in disturbed forest and, therefore, it is not considered to be affected by major threats. The species is known from several localities. Hence, it is assessed as Least Concern. Melastoma collinum is endemic to Sabah, Malaysia. It is known to occur in several districts, Beaufort, Keningau, Pensiangan and Tawau.

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Additional Information: Melastoma collinum is a small tree up to 4 m tall, which grows on lowlands and hills in disturbed forest and streamside (Wong 2016). This is a secondary species and tends to increase in abundance within forest gaps (Maycock pers. comm. 2020). Melastoma collinum is protected in situ in at least two Totally Protected Areas (TPAs) in Sabah. There is no known ex situ collection for this species.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plantae , Tracheophyta , Magnoliopsida , Myrtales , Melastomataceae
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Tropical Forestry
Depositing User: DG MASNIAH AHMAD -
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2021 17:01
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2021 17:01

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