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Ferns and lycophytes in Sambonotan Watershed, Dinagat Island, Philippines

By: Mark Arcebal K. Naive, Angel M. Bontilao, Nourelle M. Calam, Chin-chin Demayo, Charleston B. Gapo, Amor S. Habagat, Honey Joy B. Soleria, Christine Mae B. Tecson, Ruben F. Amparado, Olive A. Amparado

Key Words: Dinagat Island, Mindanao, Monilophytes, Pteridophytes, Tropical botany.

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 14(2), 17-22, February 2019.

Certification: jbes 2019 0119 [Generate Certificate]

Abstract

Dinagat Island is considered as one of the areas in the Philippines characterized by ultramafic outcrops, and has a unique faunal and floral composition, with a high level of endemism. However, knowledge on the fern and lycophyte flora of the island is poorly known and relatively still undocumented. This study presented the survey of ferns and lycophytes in Sambonotan Watershed, Tubajon, Dinagat Island, Philippines. Floristic surveys revealed a total of 26 species belonging to 17 families and 23 genera. Out of 26 recorded pteridophytes, five are threatened Philippine plant species. These are Adiantum hosei, Blechnum egregium, Drynaria quercifolia, Osmunda banksiifolia and Sphaeropteris glauca. This pioneer pteridophyte inventory represents the floristic diversity and will serve as baseline information for future researches in the area.

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Ferns and lycophytes in Sambonotan Watershed, Dinagat Island, Philippines

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Mark Arcebal K. Naive, Angel M. Bontilao, Nourelle M. Calam, Chin-chin Demayo, Charleston B. Gapo, Amor S. Habagat, Honey Joy B. Soleria, Christine Mae B. Tecson, Ruben F. Amparado, Olive A. Amparado.
Ferns and lycophytes in Sambonotan Watershed, Dinagat Island, Philippines.
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