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A botanical reconnaisance in Tranum Forest Reserve, Raub, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia

Z. AHMAD FITRI, Z. MOHAMAD MURSHIDI, M. N. AHMAD MUTTAQIN, M. S. NIZAM, Z. MOHAMAD SOBRE, M. NORAZLINDA, N. H. NIK HAZLAN, A. LATIFF

Abstract


A botanical inventory was conducted in the primary upper hill dipterocarp and hill dipterocarp forest at Tranum Forest Reserve, Pahang. A total of 466 species from 269 genera and 102 families was recorded. Angiosperms represented by 101 families while gymnosperm by a single family, Gnetaceae. Dicotyledons represented by 85 families while monocotyledons represented by 16 families. Rubiaceae was the most speciose family with 37 species (7.94 %) followed by Annonaceae and Lauraceae, each with 27 species (5.79 %). The largest genus was Syzygium with 14 species (3.00 %) followed by Diospyros with 10 species (2.15 %). A total 32 taxa were endemic to Peninsular Malaysia whilst another 23 taxa were categorized as new records for Pahang state. A total of 235 taxa was also listed as the new additional list for Fraser’s Hill flora.

Keywords


botanical reconnaissance, flowering plants, endemic, new records, Tranum Forest Reserve, Fraser’s Hill, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia

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