Floristic Study of West Sumbawa, Indonesia

Harry Wiriadinata, Deden Girmansyah, James Hunter, W. Scoot Hoover, Kuswata Kartawinata
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A floristic survey was undertaken in mountains forest of West Sumbawa and some surrounding lower forests, an area of Indonesia receiving limited biological study. Three hundred sixteen species of Angiosperms and ferns were collected from this area in 2004 and 2005. The collection represents 101 families and 234 genera.


Botanical exploration, mountains, West Sumbawa.

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