Distribution of Zingiberaceae in Crocker Range, Sabah, based on herbarium specimens

Leong , Tymothy Phui Yong (2011) Distribution of Zingiberaceae in Crocker Range, Sabah, based on herbarium specimens. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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This research aimed to study the diversity of Zlngiberaceae In Crocker Range and subsequently produce locality and distribution maps based on voucher specimens housed in Kinabalu Park Herbarium (SNP). The maps were produced using ArcMap Software. Ecological and taxonomical data from 430 specimens of Zingiberaceae (14 genera, 76 species) were reviewed. The specimens reviewed were Alpinia (80), Etlingera (77), Globba (62), Amomum (54), Plagiostachys (35), Zingiber (31), Homstedtia (30), Hedychium (17), Boesenbergia (20), Burbidgea (8), Eleffariopsis (8), Curcuma (3), Kaempferia (3), and Geocharis (2). Nine locality maps of Zingiberaceae in Crocker Range were successfully produced: districts of Beaufort, Keningau, Kota Belud and Kota Marudu in one map, Papar, Penampang, Tambunan, Tenom, Tuaran and Ranau. There were 14 distribution maps of Zingiberaceae in Crocker Range generated. In total, 37 locality points of Zingiberaceae within Crocker Range were produced. Genus Globba has the widest distribution among all the genera in Crocker Range, while Kaempferia has the lowest distribution. Currently, Crocker Range has 121 species of Zingiberaceae. Out of this, 19 are new additions to the Zingiberaceae of Crocker Range, namely Alpinia galangal, Boesenbergia grandis, Curcuma domestica, Etlingera amomoides, E. baculutea, E. coccinea, E. elatior, E. maingayi, E. megolocheilos, E. nasuta, E. rosamaria, E. sayapensis, Hedychium coronarium, Homstedtia reticula, Kaempferia galangal, Plagiostachys viridisepala, Zingiber acuminatum, Z. gracile and Z. officinale.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Zlngiberaceae, Crocker Range, Kinabalu Park Herbarium, locality, distribution map, ArcMap Software, ecological, taxonomical data
Subjects:Q Science > QK Botany
Divisions:SCHOOL > Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation
ID Code:8730
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:17 Apr 2014 14:14
Last Modified:17 Apr 2014 14:14

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