Although this species has been reported within protected habitat, and exists under preservation by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Herbarium, the current status of any wild populations of this species is poorly understood. Further research is needed in order to confirm this species’ presence in the wild, as well as to assess its habitat preferences and potential threats. Until such research is performed, this species is listed as DD.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This species is thought to occur within the tropical rainforests of Peninsular Malaysia and although it has been described as ‘scarce’ in the past (Eyssartier et al 2009), more recent collections of this species have been made within the Pasoh Forest Reserve in Malaysia every year between 1992 and 1997 (See et al 2003). Specimens of this species from the Pasoh Forest Reserve; from Gombak, Malaysia; and from the Mesilau camp, Northern Borneo, are known to be preserved by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Herbarium (information provided by gbif, citation needed).
Population and Trends
Although this species exists under protection, further research is required to assess whether wild populations exist, and what their current trends are. Therefore, the current trends of this species are uncertain.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
This species is known to occur within the tropical lowland rainforests of Peninsular Malaysia (See et al 2003).
Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
This species exists under protection of the Pasoh Forest Reserve and specimens are maintained by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Herbarium. The state of wild populations of this species is currently poorly understood. It is likely that this species could be threatened by deforestation for palm oil harvesting.
The current population status of this species is unknown, therefore no conservation action can be recommended at this time.
Further research is required in order to confirm the status of this species in the wild, and to assess the threats which may be affecting it. This species may exist outside of protected areas, however no geographic information currently exists to confirm this.