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On the diversity and richness of understory bryophytes at Nectandra Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica

Norris, Daniel H.; Kraichak, Ekaphan; Risk, Allen C.; Lucas, Diane; Allard, Dorothy J.; Rosengren, Frida LU ; Clark, Theresa A.; Fenton, Nicole; Tessler, Michael and Phephu, Nonkululo, et al. (2017) In Biodiversity Data Journal 5(1).
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Background A survey of the understory bryophytes in the Nectandra Cloud Forest Preserve yielded 1083 specimens distributed among 55 families, represented by 74 genera of mosses, 75 genera of liverworts and 3 of hornworts. We studied and analyzed the bryophytic distribution on six types of substrates: 1) corticolous, 2) epiphyllous, 3) saxicolous, 4) terricolous, 5) aquatic and 6) lignicolous. The richness and composition of bryophyte genera are compared to those of other previous bryophyte surveys from 4 other sites with different oceanic exposures, climatic and geographic conditions in Costa Rica. New information This is a report of the first extensive general survey of bryophytes at the Nectandra Reserve, a premontane cloud forest... (More)

Background A survey of the understory bryophytes in the Nectandra Cloud Forest Preserve yielded 1083 specimens distributed among 55 families, represented by 74 genera of mosses, 75 genera of liverworts and 3 of hornworts. We studied and analyzed the bryophytic distribution on six types of substrates: 1) corticolous, 2) epiphyllous, 3) saxicolous, 4) terricolous, 5) aquatic and 6) lignicolous. The richness and composition of bryophyte genera are compared to those of other previous bryophyte surveys from 4 other sites with different oceanic exposures, climatic and geographic conditions in Costa Rica. New information This is a report of the first extensive general survey of bryophytes at the Nectandra Reserve, a premontane cloud forest located on the Atlantic slope of Costa Rica, an area much less studied compared to the Monteverde cloud forest on the Pacific slope.

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Bryophyte surveys, Costa Rica, Liverworts, Mosses, Nectandra Cloud Forest Reserve, Premontane cloud forest, Tropical bryophytes
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  abstract     = {<p>Background A survey of the understory bryophytes in the Nectandra Cloud Forest Preserve yielded 1083 specimens distributed among 55 families, represented by 74 genera of mosses, 75 genera of liverworts and 3 of hornworts. We studied and analyzed the bryophytic distribution on six types of substrates: 1) corticolous, 2) epiphyllous, 3) saxicolous, 4) terricolous, 5) aquatic and 6) lignicolous. The richness and composition of bryophyte genera are compared to those of other previous bryophyte surveys from 4 other sites with different oceanic exposures, climatic and geographic conditions in Costa Rica. New information This is a report of the first extensive general survey of bryophytes at the Nectandra Reserve, a premontane cloud forest located on the Atlantic slope of Costa Rica, an area much less studied compared to the Monteverde cloud forest on the Pacific slope.</p>},
  articleno    = {e11778},
  author       = {Norris, Daniel H. and Kraichak, Ekaphan and Risk, Allen C. and Lucas, Diane and Allard, Dorothy J. and Rosengren, Frida and Clark, Theresa A. and Fenton, Nicole and Tessler, Michael and Phephu, Nonkululo and Lennette, Evelyne T.},
  keyword      = {Bryophyte surveys,Costa Rica,Liverworts,Mosses,Nectandra Cloud Forest Reserve,Premontane cloud forest,Tropical bryophytes},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  series       = {Biodiversity Data Journal},
  title        = {On the diversity and richness of understory bryophytes at Nectandra Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.5.e11778},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2017},
}