Ecological Aspects and Regeneration of Sugar Palm in the Sasak Community Gardens of Kekait Village, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

  • Anggit Haryoso Graduate School in Tropical Biodiversity Conservation Study Program, Faculty of Forestry, IPB University, Academic Ring Road, Campus IPB Dramaga, Bogor, Indonesia 16680
  • Ervizal A. M. Zuhud Department of Forest Resources Conservation and Ecotourism, Faculty of Forestry, IPB University, Academic Ring Road, Campus IPB Dramaga, Bogor, Indonesia 16680
  • Agus Hikmat Department of Forest Resources Conservation and Ecotourism, Faculty of Forestry, IPB University, Academic Ring Road, Campus IPB Dramaga, Bogor, Indonesia 16680
  • Dudung Darusman Department of Forest Management, Faculty of Forestry, IPB University, Academic Ring Road, Campus IPB Dramaga, Bogor, Indonesia 16680
Keywords: diversity, Lombok, physiognomic, vegetation analysis, private garden

Abstract

Sugar palm (Arenga pinnata Merr.) is one kind of palm that has multiple benefits on the Sasak community of Kekait Village. Despite its benefit, the information of sugar palm is barely unknown since the farmers depend on the nature cultivation. The Research aimed to analyze ecological aspects: composition, structure, the vegetation distribution, which includes the rate of regeneration and spatial distribution of sugar palm in the Sasak community garden in Kekait Village, West Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province. The methods employed in the research is a single plot method with randomly selected. Obtained data are being analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. The research successfully identified 68 species of 30 families plant. The majority of species are Meliaceae and Anacardiaceae families. The highest IVI from seedlings, saplings, poles, and trees are A. pinnata (52.09%), T. cacao (22.72%), G. gnemon (91.49%), D. zibethinus (80.19%). The vegetation structures showed a well-developed structure. The vegetation distribution in the farmers' garden indicated a clustered pattern within three strata; B, C, and D strata. The regeneration level of A. pinnata categorized as fair sustainable with a clustered distribution pattern. The pattern is affected by the reproduction and distribution of A. pinnata seeds which carried out by Rinjani weasel (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus rinjanicus). 

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Published
2020-04-28
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Haryoso, A., Zuhud, E. A. M., Hikmat, A., & Darusman, D. (2020). Ecological Aspects and Regeneration of Sugar Palm in the Sasak Community Gardens of Kekait Village, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika, 26(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.7226/jtfm.26.1.1
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