Eriobotrya balgooyi (Rosaceae), a new obligate ultramafic endemic from Kinabalu Park, Borneo

Wong, K. M. and van der Ent, Antony (2014) Eriobotrya balgooyi (Rosaceae), a new obligate ultramafic endemic from Kinabalu Park, Borneo. Plant Ecology and Evolution, 147 1: 134-140. doi:10.5091/plecevo.2014.938


Author Wong, K. M.
van der Ent, Antony
Title Eriobotrya balgooyi (Rosaceae), a new obligate ultramafic endemic from Kinabalu Park, Borneo
Formatted title
Eriobotrya balgooyi (Rosaceae), a new obligate ultramafic endemic from Kinabalu Park, Borneo
Journal name Plant Ecology and Evolution   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2032-3913
2032-3921
Publication date 2014-03-23
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5091/plecevo.2014.938
Volume 147
Issue 1
Start page 134
End page 140
Total pages 7
Place of publication Meise, Belgium
Publisher Nationale Plantentuin van Belgie
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background – The still highly incomplete floristic knowledge of ultramafic outcrops in Borneo has been emphasised. Specialised investigation often turns in novel discoveries and in Kinabalu Park, Malaysian Borneo, the recent completion of a floristic inventory has facilitated such research.

Methods – Normal practices of herbarium taxonomy have been applied (using material from K, L, MSC, SING and the Kinabalu Park Herbarium).

Results Eriobotrya balgooyi (Rosaceae) is a new species described from Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. It is an obligate endemic to ultramafic soils on a hill near the eastern ridge of Mount Kinabalu and on nearby Mount Tambuyukon, both localities within Kinabalu Park, a World Heritage Site. The new species illustrates a growing list of rarities from the little-documented flora of ultramafic soils that form significant outcrops in northern Borneo, and for which urgent study is needed.
Keyword Extreme environments
Loquat
Mount Kinabalu
Mount Tambuyukon
Narrow endemics
Peridotite
Rare species
Sabah
Southeast Asia
Taxonomy
World heritage site
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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