Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Myrtales Thymelaeaceae

Scientific Name: Gonystylus bancanus
Species Authority: (Miq.) Kurz

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia (Kalimantan, Sumatera); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A gregarious, often dominant tree of lowland freshwater swamp and peat-swamp forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Subpopulations have been heavily depleted as the most important source of ramin timber. The species is also threatened in parts of its range by habitat loss. A recent investigation by Dutch and Malaysian experts, following CITES debates on the species, concluded that G. bancanus is not threatened with extinction in Malaysian swamp forests although regeneration in overexploited forests may be a cause for concern.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Gonystylus bancanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T32941A9743943. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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