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The biological spectrum of the Rain forest p 7 Present and past distribution of Tropical
The synusiae p 19 Stratification p 22 The profile diagram p 24 Stratification
Death of old trees and formation of gaps p 41 Ageclass representation p 43 Growth rate
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abundant Africa altitude association average Borneo British Guiana Bromeliaceae buttresses canopy cauliflory Chapter characteristic chiefly climatic climax climbers Closed forest consociation cultivation deciduous Deciduous forest diameter dicotyledonous Dipterocarp forest Dipterocarpaceae dominant dry season ecological edaphic Eperua epiphytes evergreen evergreen forest factors ferns flora floristic composition flowering plants forest types formation grasses grassland growth Heath forest height herbaceous humus hydrosere island Java layer leaf leaves less lianes lowland Malayan mangrove Mixed forest Montane Montane Rain forest Moraballi Moraballi Creek mountains Nigeria number of species occur physiognomy plant communities primary forest probably rain-forest trees rainfall region relative humidity Rhizophora roots sand saturation deficit savanna Schimper Seasonal forest secondary forest secondary succession seedlings shade shrubs similar single-dominant soil stages strata stratum structure Swamp forest synusia temperate temperature Trinidad Tropical Rain forest trunk undergrowth vegetation Wallaba Wallaba forest woodland woody zone