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Octomeles sumatrana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CUCURBITALES TETRAMELACEAE

Scientific Name: Octomeles sumatrana
Species Authority: Miq.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/least concern ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This monotypic genus is widespread in Malaysia.
Countries:
Native:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia (Sulawesi); Malaysia; Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago); Philippines; Solomon Islands
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A very large dioecious tree reaching up to 75 m in height. A pioneer species, it regenerates quickly in disturbed habitats such as logged-over forest and areas that were previously cultivated.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is one of the major timbers exported from Papua New Guinea, where it is traded under the name 'crima'. In Malaysia and Indonesia, 'bintuang' trees are favoured by local people for the wild bees nesting in the branches.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Octomeles sumatrana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 October 2014.
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