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Altitudinal distribution of vegetation in Chirripo National Park, Costa Rica Distribución altitudinal de la vegetación del Parque Nacional Chirripó, Costa Rica

by Kappelle, M.
Publisher: 1991ISSN: 0304-3711.Subject(s): VEGETACION | ALTITUD | DISTRIBUCION GEOGRAFICA | COSTA RICA | VEGETATION | ALTITUDE | GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION | COSTA RICA | VEGETATION | ALTITUDE | DISTRIBUTION GEOGRAPHIQUE | COSTA RICA In: Brenesia (Costa Rica) (no.36) p. 1-14Summary: The altitudinal zonation of the vegetation above 2000 m is described from studies of two SW-NE transects. Four zones are identified: paramo, subalpine forest, upper montane forest and lower montane forest. The main species found in each are discussed and appendices give a floristic list in family order, with vernacular names and zones of occurrence; data are also presented in tabular form and maps are included.
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The altitudinal zonation of the vegetation above 2000 m is described from studies of two SW-NE transects. Four zones are identified: paramo, subalpine forest, upper montane forest and lower montane forest. The main species found in each are discussed and appendices give a floristic list in family order, with vernacular names and zones of occurrence; data are also presented in tabular form and maps are included.

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