Mount Trusmadi

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Mount Trusmadi
Highest point
Elevation2,642 m (8,668 ft)
ListingSpesial Ribu
Coordinates5°33′N 116°31′E / 5.550°N 116.517°E / 5.550; 116.517Coordinates: 5°33′N 116°31′E / 5.550°N 116.517°E / 5.550; 116.517
Geography
LocationSabah, Malaysia
Parent rangeTrus Madi Range

Mount Trusmadi or Trus Madi (Malay: Gunung Trusmadi) is second highest mountain in Borneo and Malaysia at 2,642 metres (8,668 ft). It lies in the state of Sabah, close to Mount Kinabalu, on the island of Borneo. The mountain supports a wide range of unique flora and fauna, including Nepenthes macrophylla, a species of pitcher plant.[1][2][3]

The natural hybrid Nepenthes × trusmadiensis is named after the mountain.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marabini, J. 1984. A field trip to Gunong Trusmadi. Carnivorous Plant Newsletter 13(2): 38–40.
  2. ^ Kitayama, K., J. Kulip, J. Nais & A. Biun 1993. Vegetation survey on Mount Trus Madi, Borneo a prospective new mountain park. Mountain Research and Development 13(1): 99–105. doi:10.2307/3673647
  3. ^ Bourke, G. 2007. Exploring the upper reaches of Gunung Trus Madi. Carniflora Australis (9): 9–16.
  4. ^ Marabini, J. 1983. Eine neue Nepenthes-Hybride aus Borneo. Mitteilungen der Botanischen Staatssammlung München 19: 449–452.
  5. ^ Briggs, J.G.R. 1984. The discovery of Nepenthes × trusmadiensis—an impressive new pitcher-plant. Malaysian Naturalist 38(2): 13–15, 18–19.