Pellacalyx symphiodiscus Stafp From Long Bagun, Mahakam Hulu: Morphological Characterization and Its Distribution

Penulis: Inggit Puji Astuti, Ratna Susandarini dan Rismita Sari
Pellacalyx is one of genera in Rhizophoraceae, distributed from Myanmar, South China, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. In Indonesia Phellacalyx can be found in the island of Sumatera,Kalimantan and Sulawesi. Eight species of Pellacalyx have been found in Indonesia, four of which them were from Kalimantan, i.e.P. axillaris,P.cristatus, P. lobbii and P.symphiodiscus. These four species gennerally grow in the primary and secondary forest, from lowland to an altitute of 1300m above sea level. Information of Pellacalyx in Indonesia is still very limited, and rarely found in the wild. The last information of Pellacalyx found in West Sumatera was reported by an expedition team of the Center for Plant Conservation Bogor Botanical garden in 2006. The Expert team of the Khatulistiwa Expedition in Long Bagun West Kutai, East Kalimantan on May 26 - June 2, 2012, found of species of Pellacalyx. Morphological Characterization was then conductedbased on the herbarium specimen for identification. The identification was carried out in Bogor Botanic Gardens, Center for Biological research, Indonesian Institute of Sciences and The National Herbarium Leiden. The result show that Pellacalyx specimen from Long Bagun is Pellacalyx symphiodiscus,

Berita Biologi Volume 16 No 2 Agustus 2017

ISSN / ISBN / IBSN : 0126-1754,

No. Arsip : LIPI-17042