Distribution of Lichen Flora at different altitudes of Gunung Machincang, Langkawi Islands, Malaysia

Zulkifly, S. and Kim, Y.S. and Majid, M.A. and Merican, Amir Feisal (2011) Distribution of Lichen Flora at different altitudes of Gunung Machincang, Langkawi Islands, Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana, 40 (11). pp. 1201-1208. ISSN 0126-6039

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Abstract

Lichen samples were collected from Gunung Machincang, Langkawi Islands based on an alternation of altitudes, which are 0, 300 and above 600 m. Morphological identification resulted in 15 genera of microlichens (crustose) and five genera of macrolichens (foliose) and they fall under 14 families. As the altitude increases, the number of foliose type of lichen also increased. The common microlichens obtained were from the Family of Graphidaceae and can be found from the sea level right up to the peak of Gunung Machincang. The most common crustose lichens found were Heterodermia sp., while Eugenia sp. is the most common tree habitat for lichens in Gunung Machincang, Langkawi Islands. This study represents the first record of lichens in Gunung Machincang, Langkawi Islands, Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Elevation,Graphidaceae,Heterodermia sp.,lichen types,mountainous,region
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2013 02:18
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2019 08:39
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/4879

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