Mount Murud

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Mount Murud
Gunung Murud Landscape Near Summit.jpg
Vegetation near the summit of Mount Murud
Elevation 2,423 m (7,949 ft)
Listing Ultra
Spesial Ribu
Location
Location Sarawak, Borneo
Range Kelabit Highlands
Coordinates 3°55′N 115°20′E / 3.917°N 115.333°E / 3.917; 115.333
Climbing
First ascent 1922 by Eric Mjöberg[1]

Mount Murud or Muru (Malay: Gunung Murud) is a sandstone mountain located in the Malaysian part of Borneo. At 2,423 m (7,946 ft), it is the highest mountain in the state of Sarawak.[2][3]

The tropical pitcher plant species Nepenthes murudensis is named after the mountain and is thought to be endemic to its summit area.[4][5]

Mount Murud is included within Pulong Tau National Park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mjöberg, E. 1925. An Expedition to the Kalabit Country and Mt. Murud, Sarawak. Geographical Review 15(3): 411–427. doi:10.2307/208563
  2. ^ Beaman, J. H., and C. Anderson. 1997. The summit flora of Mt. Murud, Sarawak, Malaysia. Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium 21: 85-141.
  3. ^ Beaman, J.H. 1999. Preliminary Enumeration Of The Summit Flora, Mount Murud, Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak. PDF (99.4 KiB) ASEAN Review of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation: 1–23.
  4. ^ Jebb, M.H.P. & M.R. Cheek 1997. A skeletal revision of Nepenthes (Nepenthaceae). Blumea 42(1): 1–106.
  5. ^ De Witte, J. 1996. Nepenthes of Gunung Murud. PDF (567 KiB) Carnivorous Plant Newsletter 25(2): 41–45.