Zingiberaceae of Maliau Basin, Sabah, Malaysia

Avelinah Julius, and Takano, Atsuko and Monica Suleiman, and Welly Frederick Tukin, (2010) Zingiberaceae of Maliau Basin, Sabah, Malaysia. Journal Of Tropical Biology And Conservation, 6 . pp. 1-20. ISSN 1823-3920

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Abstract

The genera and species of Zingiberaceae in the Maliau Basin Conservation Area (MBCA) were studied based on fi eldwork and herbarium specimens at the Forest Research Centre Herbarium, Sepilok (SAN). A total of 65 species in 14 genera of gingers were found and recorded from this area. Some important genera were Plagiostachys, Etlingera, Elettariopsis and Hornstedtia. The population in this area is relatively high compared to other areas in the western part of Sabah, e.g. Crocker Range and Kinabalu Park with 51 species in 12 genera and 58 species in 12 genera, respectively. Members of the tribe Alpinieae are predominant in the area surveyed. Two species, Elettariopsis smithiae var. rugosa and Hornstedtia scyphifera var. fusiformis, are new records for Borneo.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Gingers, Elettariopsis smithiae var. rugosa, Hornstedtia scyphifera var. fusiformis, first report, Borneo, Zingiberaceae
Subjects:?? QH77_T78J68 ??
Divisions:SCHOOL > Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation
ID Code:1677
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:16 Feb 2011 18:23
Last Modified:24 Feb 2015 10:05

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