Dome Nikong

Dome Nikong

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Photographer, Explorer & Independent Researcher from Terengganu, Malaysia. He currently works at Terengganu Rainforest.

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Publications (27)
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The durian (genus Durio) has aroused curiosity among botanists for centuries, and influenced local culture across Southeast Asia for millennia. Of the 30 described species of Durio, about a third produce edible fruits, yet just one (Durio zibethinus) is grown on a commercial scale. Several new species have been described recently, which may be a re...
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Thismia latiffiana Siti-Munirah & Dome, a new species from Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia, is described and illustrated. The new species differs from all other species of Thismia , described so far, in having golden trichomes that are present on the outer surface of its floral tube and mitre, as well as pyramidal protuberances on the inner surface...
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Thismia latiffiana Siti-Munirah & Dome, a new species from Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia, is described and illustrated. The new species differs from all other species of Thismia, described so far, in having golden trichomes that are present on the outer surface of its floral tube and mitre, as well as pyramidal protuberances on the inner surface...
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The genus Nepenthes (Nepenthaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia includes fifteen species that can be found from the sea-level to over 1000m in the mountains. Our observation indicated that Nepenthes can be found in five major habitat types: specifically in tropical lowland evergreen rain forest, heath forest, peat swamp forest, montane forest and limesto...
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A brief orchid diversity study was conducted from 14 th to 19 th October 2019 in Kadamaian, located northwest of Kinabalu area, through a scientific geographic expedition. A convenience sampling method was employed with only the flowering individuals collected and preserved as herbarium specimens. A total of 58 species and 32 genera were identified...
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A preliminary survey of the diversity of gingers (Zingiberaceae) was conducted in Kadamaian, Kota Belud from 14th to 19th October, 2019. Wild ginger species is utilized widely as one of the most important material in traditional medicine among indigenous people of Sabah. However, few of these plant species have been studied for their chemical const...
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We describe an extraordinary new species in the genus Thismia from the Terengganu State of Malaysia in the Malay Peninsula. The new species, which we name Thismia sitimeriamiae, is distinct from all other Thismia species known to science, most notably in its unique mitre configuration formed by the inner tepals and its floral surface morphology cha...
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Nepenthes malayensis A.Amin, M.N.Faizal & Dome is described as a new species discovered from a montane forest in the eastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. The species is considered highly threatened since only a few individuals have been discovered within a limited area and almost all of them grow on humus-covered boulders scattered in the summit re...
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The Heart of Borneo (HoB) initiative facilitates conservation and environment protection while enhancing sustainable development that safeguards the welfare of natural resources and inhabitants of the island. The HoB research expeditions conducted in the Long Banga and Tama Abu were aimed to document the highland orchid species inhabited in one of...
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The Setiu Wetlands, a unique area with nine interconnected habitats, comprises a considerable fraction of the total Peninsular Malaysia's wetland flora. Although botanical collecting in the area has been active in the past 10 years, only a few studies dealing with the wetland flora have been published. Thus, a detailed checklist of this area is urg...
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Crepidium amplectens and Crepidium lowii are reported as two newly recorded Crepidium species belong to sect. Commelinodes from Peninsular Malaysia. The taxonomic affinity is discussed and validated involving another two of their complexes, Crepidium micranthum and Crepidium rheedei subsp. rheedei, to which they share some similar characteristics o...
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Two new species of Nepenthes from Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia, N. latiffiana M. N. Faizal, A. Amin & N. Dome and N. domei M. N. Faizal, A. Amin & A. Latiff, are described and illustrated.
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A new species, Bromheadia petuangensis R.Go et E.E. Besi belonging to Sect. Aporodes is described from hill dipterocarp forest in Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia. This species was rescued from an active logging site in Hulu Terengganu. A field taxonomic key to some species of Bromheadia from the Sect. Aporodes in Peninsular Malaysia is provided, to...
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This study is an ongoing effort to record and identify all the mistletoe species from various sites in Terengganu. A total of fifteen mistletoe species confined to seven genera were collected. Four species of Dendrophthoe (D. lanosa, D. incarnata, D. falcata, D. pentandra), three species of Helixanthera (H. coccinea, H. parasitica, H. cylindrica) a...
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A new nothospecies in the genus Nepenthes discovered at 900-1000 m above sea level (a.s.l.) in Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia, is described. A population of at least 12 individuals was observed to be growing amongst undergrowth in sandy loam, whose mature plants produced dark climbing stems and upper pitchers. The pitcher plants have been assigned...
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This paper reports results from several opportunistic collections of Hoya from various sites in Terengganu from 2014 to 2019. The occurrence of Hoya was recorded and noted, with living specimen collected and grown in private conservatory for identification and ex situ conservation. A total of 21 species including one natural hybrid were collected a...
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The rampant logging concessions and their aftermath floods that occurred in tropical forests of Peninsular Malaysia have greatly altered the integrity of the wild orchid habitats and their species diversity. Undoing orchid's local extinction in Terengganu and Kelantan is always presented as the topmost conservation priority. Our botanical rescue mi...
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A study on orchids diversity was carried out in the Sungai Kangkawat, Imbak Canyon Conservation Area (ICCA), Sabah, Malaysia. The study aimed to record species composition and distribution of orchids in the furtherance of orchid conservation objective in the gazetted conservation area. A total of 95 species and 30 genera were collected from South R...
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GHAZALLI, M. N., TAMIZI, A. A., ESA, M. I. M., BESI, E. E., NIKONG, D., NORDIN, A. R. M. & ZAINI, A. Z. 2019. The systematic significance of leaf epidermal micromorphology of ten Nepenthes species (Nepenthaceae) from peninsular Malaysia. Reinwardtia 18(2): 81−96.-The pitcher plants of Malaysia belong to the genus Nepenthes and can be found thriving...
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The poster showcases the diversity of orchid species in Terengganu, covering a wide range of forest ecosystem ranging from the lowland to the mountain areas, including the wetlands and coastal heath forest, and the disturbed forests. ‘The Vanishing Jewels of Rainforest' defines the neglected orchid community in the degraded forest areas, particular...
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The Heart of Borneo (HoB) Scientific Expeditions in the Long Banga and Tama Abu was aimed to identify and document the highland orchid species inhabited in one of the largest remaining transboundary rainforests in the world, which are racing dissolution from their habitat, consequently the resolution for their conservation in-situ and ex-situ could...
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Through our 30 years of studying orchids in the wild, we understand more about the distribution, rarity, threats, and extinction of orchids than ever before, and we have the scientific tools to address many of the problems, yet many species face daily threats including habitat loss and unsustainable exploitation mainly via Internet trade. Prior to...
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The uncontrolled logging in Peninsular Malaysia and the resulting mudslides in the lowland areas have been perilous, not to just humans, but also to another biodiversity, including the wild orchids. Their survival in these highly depleted areas is being overlooked due to the inaccessible and harsh environment. This paper reports on the rescue of or...
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Two new species of the mycoheterotrophic genus Thismia Griff. (Thismiaceae), Thismia domei Siti-Munirah and T. terengganuensis Siti-Munirah from Peninsular Malaysia, are described and illustrated. Thismia domei, characterized by its perianth lobes that are upright and curve inward, but are imperfectly connate, falls within section Odoardoa. Thismia...
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Globally, mistletoes are one of the infamous medicinal plants that have been used in traditional and also product-based medicines. However, little attention has been given to the diversity of tropical mistletoes species in Sabah forest areas, especially in Sungai Kangkawat Research Station areas at lmbak Canyon Conservation Area (ICCA). Thus, this...
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Dendrobium mizanii, a new species to science belonging to Dendrobium Sect. Calcarifera was discovered in a summit region of a disturbed montane forest in Setiu, Terengganu, and named after His Majesty Sultan of Terengganu, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin. A description, illustration, field and comparison with the closely related species D. crocatum from...
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Two new species, Dendrobium ainiae R. Go et E. E. Besi and Dendrobium ruseae E. E. Besi et Dome belonging to Sect. Calcarifera are described and illustrated from Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia. These species are so far known from a population in lowland dipterocarp forest. A field key to the Peninsular Malaysian taxa of Dendrobium Sect. Calcarifer...

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To accumulate the diversity data of mistletoe species in the diverse forest types available in Sabah.
Archived project
1. To document orchids species that inhabit the the disturbed forests of Kuala Koh, its surrounding areas, and Tanah Merah 2. To examine the diversity and richness of orchids in the the disturbed forests of Kuala Koh, its surrounding areas, and Tanah Merah 3. To construct taxonomic keys to the species identified based on morphological characters 4. To evaluate the resilience of the orchids and their ability to colonize the disturbed habitats in the mentioned area based their habits and morphological characters and the habitat's ecology variations 5. To assess conservation status of orchids found in the disturbed forest according to IUCN Red List of Endangered Species Categories and Criteria version 13 (March, 2017) with inference for conservation.