The Genus Sulettaria A.D.Poulsen & Mathisen (Zingiberaceae) in Sarawak, Malaysia

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  • Meekiong Kalu Faculty of Resource Science and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, 94300, Sarawak, MALAYSIA
  • Glathycthia Andrian Faculty of Resource Science and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, 94300, Sarawak, MALAYSIA
  • Stephen Teo Ping Forest Department Sarawak, Bangunan Baitulmakmur II, Medan Raya, Petra Jaya Kuching, 93050, Sarawak, MALAYSIA
  • Jovita Eldeson Ripen Sarawak Biodiversity Centre, Jalan Penrissen, Semengok, Kuching, 93250, Sarawak, MALAYSIA.
  • Salasiah Mohamad Department of Technology and Natural Resources, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (Pagoh Campus) KM1, Jalan Panchor, Muar, 84600, Johor, MALAYSIA

Keywords:

Borneo, diversity, endemic, Malaysia, taxonomy, wild gingers

Abstract

Zingiberaceae is one of the most common herbaceous plant families in the tropical rainforests of Borneo, Malaysia. Many studies have been conducted on this family, yet the documentation of this family is still far from complete. Zingiberaceae also included many species that were reclassified, with many new genera introduced to accommodate the species based on the molecular work. Sulettaria A.D.Poulsen and Mathisen is one of the examples of a new genus introduced to accommodate such ginger species from Southeast Asia formerly from the genera Elettaria and Amomum. The majority of the species that are assigned to this new genus are found in Sarawak. This study aims to document information on Sulettaria with special reference to ecological and taxonomic aspects from Sarawak. A checklist of species found in Sarawak is included.

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Published

08-08-2023

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Kalu, M., Andrian, G. ., Teo Ping, S., Ripen, J. E. ., & Mohamad, S. (2023). The Genus Sulettaria A.D.Poulsen & Mathisen (Zingiberaceae) in Sarawak, Malaysia. Journal of Sustainable Natural Resources, 4(1), 37–42. Retrieved from https://penerbit.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/jsunr/article/view/14005

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