A PRELIMINARY CHECKLIST OF Ficus L. SPECIES IN KUANTAN, PAHANG
Journal: Science Heritage Journal | Galeri Warisan Sains (GWS)
Author: Badrol Azim Moulana, Rozilawati Shahari, Che Nurul Aini Che Amri, Muhd Syufihuddin Shamsuddin, Nik Nadira Nazua Nik Rusmadi
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Ficus is the largest genus in the Moraceae family, with more than 700 species worldwide. It was classified into a distinct genus based on the unique nature of its inflorescence. Until recently, there was no official record of the Ficus checklist in Kuantan, Pahang. Therefore, this study aims to develop the preliminary checklist of Ficus species in Kuantan Pahang. Plant samples were collected from selected areas of Kuantan. Plant samples were pressed, dried and mounted on a herbarium board and processed as specimen vouchers. Based on this study, 14 species of Ficus were recorded. The list of Ficus presented in this study could be used for future research and as a reference source for conservation activities.