THE DIVERSITY OF EPIPHYTIC FERN ON THE OIL PALM TREE (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) IN PEKANBARU, RIAU

  • Nery Sofiyanti

Abstract

Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) is one  main commodity in Riau Province. Morphologically, the trunk of oil palm  has suitable environment for the growth of epiphytic fern, due to its broaden base of petiole that may accumulate organic and anorganic debrish. The objective of this study was to investigate the diversity of epiphytic fern on the oil palm tree. A total of 125 oil palm trees from seven  study sites in Pekanbaru, Riau were observed. The number of epiphytic ferns identified in this study was 16 species belongs to six families.

Author Biography

Nery Sofiyanti
Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematic and Resource Sciences, University of Riau. Kampus Bina Widya Simpang Baru, Panam, Pekanbaru, Riau
Published
2013-12-20
How to Cite
SOFIYANTI, Nery. THE DIVERSITY OF EPIPHYTIC FERN ON THE OIL PALM TREE (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) IN PEKANBARU, RIAU. Jurnal Biologi Udayana, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 2, dec. 2013. ISSN 2599-2856. Available at: <https://ojs.unud.ac.id/index.php/BIO/article/view/12068>. Date accessed: 19 june 2019.

Keywords

epiphytic fern, oil palm tree, Pekanbaru