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Diversity of Wild Gingers (Zingiberaceae) in Southern Peninsular Malaysia: Panti Forest Reserve and Labis Forest Reserve

Aimi Syazana Sedek, Salasiah Mohamad, Nazrin Abd-Aziz, Mohd. Nadzreen Hidayat Sarjuni, Nurul Hidayah Hadzuha and Ahmad Meisery Abd Hakim

Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, Volume 47, Issue 1, February 2024


Keywords: Conservation, endemic, Johor, threatened, Zingiberales

Published on: 23 Febuary 2024

Family Zingiberaceae is well distributed in Peninsular Malaysia, including the southern region of Johor. A preliminary survey updated the current checklist of wild gingers from Panti Forest Reserve and Labis Forest Reserve. During the brief survey, 28 taxa from 8 genera were recorded. The genera include Amomum, Alpinia, Boesenbergia, Conamomum, Etlingera, Globba, Hornstedtia, Meistera, Scaphochlamys, Sundamomum, and Zingiber malaysianum. Three endemic species to Johor were recorded from the study sites: Scaphochlamys lanceolata, Scaphochlamys klossii var. glomerata, and Zingiber.

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