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Donnish Journal of Research in Environmental Studies

February 2015 Vol. 2(1), pp. 001-004

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Original Research Article


Comparing Several Mangrove Seedlings


1Abdulrasyid Tolangara, 2Hasan Tuaputty and 3A.D. Corebima*

1Biology Education, Khairun University, Ternate, Indonesia
2Biology Education, Pattimura University, Ambon, Indonesia
3Biology Education, State University of Malang, Malang, Indonesia

Corresponding Author E-mail: durancorebima@yahoo.com

Accepted 30th January, 2015.



Abstract


Mangrove forest nowadays had been badly damaged due to people’s activities to fulfil their needs, without conserving the forest. The low growth rate of the vegetation makes worse the mangrove condition. A deep study about the mangrove seedling must be undertaken in order to examine the seedling growth of various mangrove species. The present study employs experimental methods implementing ex situ conservation design using fresh water as a particular condition. The types of mangrove vegetation involved are those species, mostly used by local people, such as Rhizophora apiculata, Bruguiera gymnorrhiza, Xylocarpus moluccensis, and Osbornia octodonta. The growth parameters observed are the growth of first bud and the increase in leaf number. The data are analyzed qualitatively. The results of the study showes that the ability of R. apiculata to sprout is better compared to other species. X. moluccensis is considered having slowest growth. The increase of leaf number of R. apiculata and B. gymnorrhiza during the first week is the highest one. The increase rate of leaf number up to the seventh week, is dominated by B. gymnorrhiza and O. octodonta. At the end of the experiment X. moluccensis has the more leaves, yet only two seed growth.

Keywords: Mangrove, mangrove seedling, R. apiculata, B. gymnorrhiza, O. octodonta, X. moluccensis.

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Abdulrasyid Tolangara, Hasan Tuaputty and A.D. Corebima. Comparing Several Mangrove Seedlings. Donnish Journal of Research in Environmental Studies 2(1) 2015 pp. 001-004.


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