Published On Oct 26, 2012 | Issue 1 | Volume 17 2011

COMPOSITION OF UNDERSHRUBS SPECIES IN MOUNT SALAK NATIONAL PARK WEST JAVA

Inge Larashati
Pusat Penelitian Biologi–LIPI Jalan Raya Jakarta–Bogor Km 46 Cibinong 16911, P.O. Box 5 Cibinong
Abstract

Forest in Mount Salak area has a very important existence, so that in the year of 2003 was announced offi cially as a conservation  area and became a part of Mount Halimun Salak National Park (TNGHS). As one of the conservation area in Indonesia, Mount Salak  forest has so many natural resources which support the living prosperity of the people, especially The West Java citizen. But in the use  of the natural resources people have never been appreciating the conservation concepts then causing the forest degradation rapidly  and terribly saddening. In order to explore the vegetation in the conservation area left, then the ecology analysis was done by making  research plots in a hectare area. Data collecting was done on the systematically-located 1 meter square-size sub-plots. Those plots  were located in a relatively-good natural forest. Data analysis result stated Athyrium dilalatum, Stenochlaena palustris, Calamus  javensis, Curculigo latifolia and Strobilanthes blumei were the species which dominated Mount Salak National Park in the altitude of  1.267 meter above sea level.

Key words: Athyrium dilalatum; Stenochlaena palustris; Calamus javensis; Curculigo latifolia; Strobilanthes blumei, Mount Salak National Park, West Java

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