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Mean species richness in of lianas across four tropical regions






Table taken from Schnitzer and Bongers (2002):
Schnitzer, S.A. anf Bongers, F. (2002) The ecology of lianas and their role in forests. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Vol. 17 No 5. May 2002., 223-230.

Region Mean Species Abundance Mean Species Richness
Africa 111.0 39.1
Asia 66.0 36.2
South America 61.6 33.7
Central America and Mexico 59.6 28.2

Data based on 0.1-ha area in lowland moist and wet forest sites


Continued: Rainforest Overstory


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Canopy Intro
Overstory
Epiphytes
Leaf-Eating Mammals
Bats
Birds
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Vines & Lianas
Locomotion
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