This species is thought to exist within disturbed habitat, likely under threat of deforestation for palm oil harvesting. However, information regarding the accurate geographic locations of this species’ wild populations is lacking, and as such it is not possible to assess this species without further research, and confirmation of its existence in the wild. Therefore, this species is listed as DD until this information arises regarding these issues.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This species is known to occur within Malaysia, in disturbed primary dipterocarp forests (Eyssartier et al 2009). This recording was made from 2 known occurrences in the same location. This recording was made in Pahang, 60 km north of Kuala Lumpur, along highway E8, close to Bukit Tinggi, Forest Lipur Lentang, at 184m altitude, with coordinates N03°23.16’ E101°53.25’ and N03°22.82’ E101°53.12 (Eyssartier et al 2009).
Population and Trends
Information regarding the geographical distribution of this species is limited, and as such, the current population trend of this species is unable to be determined. Further research is required to assess these trends.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
This species grows on the sand by rivers flowing through disturbed primary forests containing dipterocarps (Eyssartier et al 2009).
Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
This species exists within disturbed Malaysian dipterocarp forest, and is therefore likely to be threatened by habitat degradation as a result of agriculture, and specifically deforestation for palm oil harvesting.
Although this species has been formally described, information on its current population trends is deficient. For this reason, no conservation action can be recommended at this time.
Further research into this species is required in order to assess its population trends and provide an accurate red list assessment.