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Gonystylus bancanus

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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
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor/s: World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
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.

Bibliography [top]

Anonymous. 1985. In situ conservation of forest genetic resources in Peninsular Malaysia. In: Forest Genetic Resources Information 14, pp. 32-49. FAO, Rome.

Clemente, M. (ed.) 1997. Actas de la Septima Reunion del Comite de Flora, San José, Costa Rica 11-15 Noviembre 1996.

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

Said, I.M. and Rozainah, Z. 1992. An updated list of wetland plant species of Peninsular Malaysia, with particular reference to those having socio-economic value. Asian Wetland Bureau.

Soerianegara, I. and Lemmens, R.H.M.J. (eds) 1993. Plant Resources of South-East Asia 5(1). Timber trees: major commercial timbers. Pudoc Scientific Publishers, Wageningen.

Van Steenis, C.G.G.J. 1948. Flora Malesiana. Flora Malesiana Foundation, Leiden.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Gonystylus bancanus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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