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Record: oai:ARNO:533365

TitleScientific news
JournalFlora Malesiana Bulletin
AbstractA botanical expedition organized and sponsored by the Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak Project was conducted between 4—14 April, 1994, at Bukit Tawai, Telupid, central Sabah.
Bukit Tawai is 1258 m high and located in the Bukit Tawai Forest Reserve, c. 5° 30’ 30” N, 117° 3’ 30” E. The Reserve covers 22,697 ha and has been gazetted as a Protection Forest Reserve. The site is one of a number of ultramafic peaks scattered across the northern and eastern parts of Sabah, making an ‘ultramafic zone’ which represents a belt of slightly acidic, serpentinized substrates with a high magnesium / calcium ratio and often substantial concentrations of nickel. From the air, the forest on ultramafic substrates is characteristically dense with small-crowned trees, and the flora is known to be peculiar when compared with the more familiar and extensive forests on sandstone in Borneo.
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