Enumeration of ornamental palm within Unimas West Campus

Azleea Azira, Binti Abdul Rashid. (2016) Enumeration of ornamental palm within Unimas West Campus. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study focused on identification, enumeration and mapping of ornamental palms planted within UNIMAS West Campus, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak. UNIMAS West Campus uses ornamental trees, shrubs, herbs and palms for landscaping purposes. A total of 17 species from 16 genera were identified and enumerated from 1224 total individuals. The 17 species were namely Bentinckia nicobarica (Kunz) Becc., Bismarckia nobilis Hildebr. & H. Wendl., Caryota urens L., Chrysalidocarpus lutescens (H. Wendl.) Beentje & J. Dransf., Cocos nucifera L., Cyrtostachys renda Blume, Dypsis decaryi (Jum.) Beentje & J. Dransf., Latania lontaroides (Gaertn.) H.E.Moore, Licuala grandis H. Wendl., Livistona chinensis (Jacq.) R.Br. ex Mart., L. saribus (Lour.) Merr. ex Cheval., Phoenix roebelenii O‟Brien, Pritchardia pacifica Seem. & H. Wendl., Ptychosperma macarthurii Wendl., Rhapis excelsa (Thunb.) A. Henry, Roystonea regia (Kunth) O.F. Cook and Wodyetia bifurcata A.K. Irvine. The most species planted was R. regia with total 542 individuals (44.3%) and the least was L. grandis with 2 individuals (0.2%). The species diversity of ornamental palms at the West Campus was diverse with value H=1.85 from Hmax=2.83 measured by using Shannon-Wiener Index. The areas selected for the distribution mapping were based on existence of the ornamental palms at the particular areas. The distribution maps were constructed at nine areas within UNIMAS West Campus using Global Positioning System (GPS). The botanical keys were produced based on the distinct characteristics and features that differentiated these 17 species. These dichotomous botanical keys were grouped into two; clustered stems and solitary stem. This study also emphasized that ornamental palms were important element required in landscaping due to its high aesthetic value and unique attraction.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2016.
Uncontrolled Keywords: botanical description, species diversity, dichotomous keys, distribution maps, ornamental palm, UNIMAS, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2019 01:32
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2019 01:32
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/24119

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