Structure and floristic composition of the lowland rain forest of Los Tuxtlas, Mexico

@article{Bongers2004StructureAF,
  title={Structure and floristic composition of the lowland rain forest of Los Tuxtlas, Mexico},
  author={Frans Bongers and Johan K Popma and Jes{\'u}s M Castillo and Jorge Carabias},
  journal={Vegetatio},
  year={2004},
  volume={74},
  pages={55-80}
}
Physiognomy, structure and floristic composition of one hectare of lowland tropical rain forest was studied in detail at Los Tuxtlas, Mexico. Physiognomically, the Los Tuxtlas forest should be classified as ‘lowland tropical high evergreen rain forest’. The forest showed a closed canopy at 30–35 m. Of all woody, non-climbing species with a DBH≥1.0 cm 89.4% (94.5% of all individuals) were evergreen, 25.4% (59.5% of the individuals) had compound leaves, and over 80% of species (and individuals… CONTINUE READING