A floristic inventory and preliminary vegetation classification of the mixed semi-evergreen rain forest in the Minkébé region, North East Gabon

Johan L. C. H. van VALKENBURG, Pieter KETNER & Chris M. WILKS

en Adansonia 20 (1) - Pages 139-162

Published on 29 June 1998

This study describes the floristic diversity and vegetation of the Minkébé area in North East Gabon, an area hitherto poorly known. A total area of 290 ha was completely surveyed for trees > 70 cm dbh. A detailed inventory for trees > 10 cm dbh of a 3 ha plot was conducted. Many new records could be added to the existing checklist. Spatial distribution of the major species is presented as well as a preliminary vegetation typology. Attention is given to the ecological and successional status of the tree species with special emphasis on Gilbertiodendron dewevrei. Comparisons are made with data on forest composition in Gabon from various authors.
Keywords :
Floristic inventory, Minkébé, Gabon, rain forest, Gilbertiodendron