Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fagales Fagaceae

Scientific Name: Castanopsis wallichii
Species Authority: King ex Hook.f.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Chua, L.S.L.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Vulnerable (V)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Kedah, Penang, Perak, Selangor, Malacca and Singapore.
Countries occurrence:
Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia); Singapore
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Lowland rainforest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Much of the remaining habitat is under threat from development.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Four small localities are contained within forest reserves.

Classifications [top]

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Residential & commercial development -> 1.1. Housing & urban areas
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

5. Biological resource use -> 5.3. Logging & wood harvesting -> 5.3.5. Motivation Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

Bibliography [top]

Chua, L. et al. 1997. Completed data collection forms for endemic trees of Peninsular Malaysia.

Ng, F.S.P., Low, C.M. and Sanah, M.A.N. 1990. Endemic trees of the Malay Peninsula. Forestry Department, Kuala Lumpur.

Ng, P.K.L. and Wee, Y.C. (eds) 1994. The Singapore Red Data Book. The Nature Society, Singapore.

Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.

Citation: Chua, L.S.L. 1998. Castanopsis wallichii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T31838A9664145. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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