Vegetation of the Ground Flora in Naresuan University, Phayao Campus

Preeyanan Sanpote, Pranee Nangngam, Watcharasak Makerd, Kridsanatorn Sreepoowiang


The vegetation of ground flora in Naresuan University, Phayao Campus was carried out during March 2009-February 2010 in deciduous dipterocarp forest at 450-650 m elevations. Belt transect method was done in 2 areas at east site of the campus. There were 600 m2 in each area.
The vascular ground flora were found in 38 families and 132 species, including 21 families and 52 species of dicotyledons, 10 families and 70 species of monocotyledons, and found 7 families and 10 species of ferns. 30 species of terrestrial orchids are richness but some were represented by a few individuals. Some of them have potential to be an ornamental and medicinal plants such as Curcuma (Zingiberaceae) and Smilax (Smilacaceae). Therefore, this area should be set up for natural resource conservation and will increase plant genetic diversity.

Key words: vegetation, ground flora, Naresuan University, Phayao Province

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