Taxonomic diversity, abundance and distribution of lianas in Berembun Virgin Jungle Reserve, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

B. E. Mohd-Ridzuwan, Wan Juliana Wan Ahmad, Shaharuddin Mohamad Ismail, A. R. Abd. Rahman, A. Latiff

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Abstract

Lianas are very common in tropical rain forests. Unfortunately, our knowledge and understanding of lianas in the primary production forests are very limited and is confined to silvicultural treatments. The present study examined the taxonomic diversity, abundance and distribution of lianas in Berembun Virgin Jungle Reserve, Negeri Sembilan. Four plots of 50m × 50m were established, each plot was divided into 10m × 10m subplots laid out downward perpendicular to the altitudinal gradient. A total of 246 lianas belonging to 23 families, 45 genera and 68 species were identified and listed. The most dominant family was Annonaceae (25%) followed by Leguminosae, Euphorbiaceae, Apocynaceae, Connaraceae, Menispermaceae, Celastraceae, Dilleniaceae and Sterculiaceae. Species-wise Omphalea bracteata (11%) was the most abundant followed by Fibraurea tinctoria, Friesodielsia glauca, Mitrellia kentii, Spatholobus maingayi, S. ferrugineus, Tetracera fagifolia, Byttneria maingayi, Friesodielsia affinis, Millettia sericea, Parameria polyneura, and Pyramidanthe prismatica. Twining-climbing mode represented the dominant group in this study and the majority of lianas were in the smaller diameter class.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-64
Number of pages16
JournalMalaysian Forester
Volume77
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Abundance
  • Distribution
  • Lianas
  • Taxonomic diversity
  • Virgin Jungle Reserve

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  • Forestry

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Taxonomic diversity, abundance and distribution of lianas in Berembun Virgin Jungle Reserve, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. / Mohd-Ridzuwan, B. E.; Wan Ahmad, Wan Juliana; Mohamad Ismail, Shaharuddin; Abd. Rahman, A. R.; Latiff, A.

In: Malaysian Forester, Vol. 77, No. 1, 2014, p. 49-64.

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