Rhododendron lowii

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) Rhododendron lowii. [Dataset]

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Abstract

Rhododendron lowii is a small tree, endemic to Sabah. The estimated area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) are 72 km2 and 11,266 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 known from at least six protected areas and currently there is no threat to the population. Hence, it is assessed as Least Concern. Rhododendron lowii is endemic to Sabah, Malaysia.

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Additional Information: Rhododendron lowii is a small tree up to 10 m tall. It has the largest individual flowers of any Bornean Rhododendron (Argent et al. 2007). It is known from lower montane to subalpine forest. Rhododendron lowii is protected in situ in at least six protected areas in Sabah. It was reported that the cultivation of this species does not seem to be successful (Argent et al. 2007), rather gnarled and dwarfed compared to those in the wild.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plantae , Tracheophyta , Magnoliopsida , Ericales , Ericaceae
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Tropical Forestry
Depositing User: DG MASNIAH AHMAD -
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2021 11:33
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2021 11:33
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/27376

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