This species has been recorded in Malaysia, Southeast Asia (Nova Hedwigia), within forest containing Dipterocarps or Fagaceae (Eyssartier et al 2009). This Malaysian specimen was found in Pahang, Hutan Lipur Lentang, along highway E8, more or less 60 km north of Kuala Lumpur, near Bukit Tinggi, with coordinates N03°23,157’ E101°53,254’ and at an altitude of 184m. 2 preserved specimens of this speciesoriginating from Malaysia, are maintained by the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre and by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Herbarium.
Population and Trends
It is currently not possible with the amount of geographic information available to determine the number of mature individuals, nor the current population trends of this species. Further research is required to attain this information and assess these trends.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
Geographic information on wild populations of this species is limited to a recording made in August 2006, and described by Eyssartier et al 2009. This specimen was found twice growing on or near the roots of dead Dipterocarps, within forests containing Dipterocarps or Fagaceae.
Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
Because this species is known to have been located in the Dipterocarp forests of Malaysia, it is likely threatened by deforestation for palm oil harvesting.
At this time, no conservation action can be recommended as information on the population trends and status of this species is deficient.
Further research is required in order to better understand the current population trends of this species as well as the extent to which this species is threatened by deforestation for palm oil harvesting.