Plant Woody Diversity of the Highest Summit Forest (1156 m), in the Kala Massif, Western Yaoundé

Stéphane Nazaire Madiapevo, Junelle Makemteu, Emmanuel Noumi
2017 International Journal of Current Research in Biosciences and Plant Biology  
A b s t r a c t A r t i c l e I n f o The purpose of this study was to evaluate the floristic affinities and the phytogeographical spread of the woody vegetation on the Kala summit in the Kala massif and to establish their qualitative and quantitative differences by comparing with other forested areas of the tropical regions of the world. Different analysis were based on a comparison of lists of tree species with dbh ≥10cm, inventoried in 1.5-ha rectangular plots established in the submontane
more » ... in the submontane forest at altitudes >1000m. Woody plants of diameter lower than 10cm were maintained to be used later for comparison. The floristic list for Kala summit used for this analysis contained 4411 individuals dbh ≥1cm belonging to 210 species and regrouped into 46 families. Among this 1843 trees dbh ≥10cm belonging to 194 species and 44 families. The parameters of floristic diversity were calculated using the standard methodology.The total basal area was 78.45m 2 /ha. Most of the trees (1116) (dbh ≥10cm) had diameters between 10cm and 20cm and a few had class of dbh ≥ 90cm. The 7 most important families in terms of density, diversity and dominance were Leguminosae, Clusiaceae, Myristicaceae,
doi:10.20546/ijcrbp.2017.410.001 fatcat:yqsnqn466bde5hwtub3sz6i2xa