Epiphyte biomass and nutrient capital of a moist subtropical forest in north-eastern Taiwan

  title={Epiphyte biomass and nutrient capital of a moist subtropical forest in north-eastern Taiwan},
  author={Chia-Chun Hsu and F W Horng and C Kuo},
A plot of 1200 m was selected to represent the average epiphyte abundance of a moist subtropical broadleaved forest at Fushan in north-eastern Taiwan. In this plot, all epiphytes of 18 sample trees with dbh > 5 cm were removed and weighed to estimate their biomass and nutrient content. We found that the biomass of epiphytes and their associated detrital matter in this plot was 3360 kg ha. The nutrient capital of the epiphytes (kg ha) was: N = 42.4, P = 1.9, Mg = 5.5, Na = 1.3, Ca = 14.5 and K… CONTINUE READING
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