Liana abundance, diversity and tree infestation in the Imbak Canyon conservation area, Sabah, Malaysia

Kammesheidt, Ludwig and Berhaman, A. and Tay, J. and Mohd Abdullah Abd Ghani, and Azwal Aziz @ Wilter Malandi, (2009) Liana abundance, diversity and tree infestation in the Imbak Canyon conservation area, Sabah, Malaysia. Journal of Tropical Forest Science, 21 (3). pp. 265-271. ISSN 0128-1283

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KAMMESHEDT, BERHAMAN A, TAY J, ABDULLAHG & AZWAL M. 2009 Liana abundance, diversity and tree infestation in the Imbak Canyon Conservation Area, Sabah, Malaysia. We investigated the liana diversity and liana-tree relationship in lowland dipterocarp forest at Imbak Canyon, a recently designated conservation area in the heart of Sabah, Malaysia and compared the results with similar studies in the region. In the two 0.1-ha plots, a total of 23 liana species were found growing canopy-ward on trees ≥ 10 cm diameter at breast height (dbh); dipterocarps were less infested by lianas than non-dipterocarps. The liana species belonged to 12 families and 16 genera. Fabaceae followed by Annonaceae and Icacinaceae were the most abundant and species-rich families. The foristic pattern and the stem density of lianas > 1 cm dbh were similar to other studies conducted in Sabah and northern Sarawak at comparable elevation and site conditions but were distinct from other sites in tropical Asia where Annonaceae is the prevalent climber family. The dominance of species of the genus Spatholobus (Fabaceae) may be a conspicuous feature of lowland dipterocarp forests in Sabah under mesotrophic conditions.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Borneo, Geographical pattern, Liana-tree relationship, Lowland mixed dipterocarp forest, Other climbers, Spatholobus, Taxonomic diversity
Subjects:?? SD411-428 ??
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of International Tropical Forestry
ID Code:1586
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:15 Mar 2011 16:31
Last Modified:24 Feb 2015 11:00

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