Floristic variation of tree communities along several transects in a protected area of peninsular malaysia

Mohd. Nizam Mohd. Said, A. Saharudin, A. Latiff

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A study was conducted at the Krau Wildlife Reserve, a protected area that is located in Pahang, Malaysia, to determine floristic composition of tree species and to observe the patterns of species composition at three different two-kilometer transects established in the reserve. At the Ulu Krau transect, 113 trees were enumerated in five plots established along the transect, indicating a composition of 61 species and 48 genera from 26 families. The Ulu Perlok area contained 61 tree species in 50 genera and 32 families from 114 censused trees, whilst the Bukit Rengit transect indicated a composition of 48 species and 45 genera from 29 families based on 109 censused trees. Euphorbiaceae was the most speciose family recorded in all transects, with 13, 11 and 7 species found at Ulu Perlok, Ulu Krau and Bukit Rengit, respectively. Morisita-Horn Similarity Index showed low community similarities between the studied areas. Detrended Correspondence Analysis (DCA) conducted on species data showed a subtle and continuous variation in tree species composition among three areas investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-110
Number of pages14
JournalMalaysian Forester
Volume72
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

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Keywords

  • Detrended correspondence analysis
  • Floristic composition
  • Protected area
  • Species diversity

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Floristic variation of tree communities along several transects in a protected area of peninsular malaysia. / Mohd. Said, Mohd. Nizam; Saharudin, A.; Latiff, A.

In: Malaysian Forester, Vol. 72, No. 1, 01.2009, p. 97-110.

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