Octomeles sumatrana 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Cucurbitales Tetramelaceae

Scientific Name: Octomeles sumatrana Miq.

Assessment Information [top]

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

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This monotypic genus is widespread in Malaysia.
Countries occurrence:
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.

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.

Bibliography [top]

Eddowes, P.J. 1997. Letter to Sara Oldfield containing annotations to the 'Draft red list summary report for Papua New Guinea trees'.

Erfurth, T. and Rusche, H. 1976. The marketing of tropical wood. FAO, Rome.

Kessler, P.J.A., Sidiyasa, K., Zainal, A. and Zainal, A. 1995. Checklist of secondary forest trees in East and South Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Lemmens, R.H.M.J., Soerianegara, I. and Wong, W.C. (eds) 1995. Timber Trees: Major Commercial Timbers (Plant Resources in South-East Asia, No. 5[2]). Backhuys Publishers, Leiden.

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

Penafiel, S. 1990. Annotation to list of tropical timbers for the Philippines.

Soepadmo, E. and Wong, K.M. 1995. Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. Kuala Lumpur: Ampang Press Sdn. Bhd.

Womersley, J.S. and Henty, E.E. (eds) 1978. Handbooks of the Flora of Papua New Guinea. Melbourne University Press.

Womersley, J.S. and McAdam, J.B. 1957. The forests and forest conditions in the territories of Papua and New Guinea. The Wilke Group, Zillmere, Queensland.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Octomeles sumatrana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T33239A9770423. . Downloaded on 22 July 2018.
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