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A land region with a high concentration of trees, which is divided into an overstory (canopy or upper tree layer) and an understory of vegetation, which is further divided into a shrub layer, herb layer and, depending on the ecosystem, also a moss layer.


an extensive wood or tract of wooded country.


pertaining to or emanating from the forest.

forest fire injury
forest primrose
forest tsetses
glossinabrevipalpis, G. fusca.

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These values are 9 and 34 for upland species, whereas aerial species and those of montane forests are rare.
Ecology: Epiphytic; in Los Tuxtlas area in lower humid montane forests at San Martin Tuxtlas volcano between 740-1010 m.
This species was only known from the montane forest, below the crest of Abra Esperanza, therefore we add a new place for this species occurrence: in the ULB, approximately 20 Km from the type locality.
Cuatrecasas (1986) suggested that the common ancestor of the subtribe may have been a perennial, evergreen, branched shrub with xeromorphic foliage inhabiting mesic climates of semi-open montane forest scrub.
Within the montane forests, there is much heterogeneity, with some forests reaching over one hundred feet in height.
In 1992, Colombian drug dealers converted 11,000 hectares of pristine montane forest to poppy fields, reports biologist Jaime Cavelier of the University of the Andes in Bogota, Colombia.
The pre-montane and montane forest fragments at sites B and C were located in an area which has largely been transformed for shade-coffee cultivation between 600-1,200 m.
Upper montane forests, 1900 m, and Cloud forests, 2300 m.
Morona Santiago: crest of Cordillera del Condor, ridge top 15 km ENE of Gualaquiza, high montane forest and bromeliad sward, 03[degrees]22'S 78[degrees]20'W, 2,500 m, 26 July 1993, Alwyn Gentry 80474 (Holotype: MO).
The communities wanted to have secure tenure over the land they claimed and WWF-Malaysia aimed to conserve the biologically important area which is mainly composed of old-growth montane forest.
The valley is in northern Peru, and is part of the humid montane forest belt that stretches north-south along the eastern slopes of the Andes mountain range.