How to Cite

Madison, M. (1979). DISTRIBUTION OF EPIPHYTES IN A RUBBER PLANTATION IN SARAWAK. Selbyana, 5(2), 207–213. Retrieved from https://ojs.test.flvc.org/selbyana/article/view/120445


Epiphytic plants exhibit complex patterns of distribution. A given species is usually geographically confined to a particular climatic zone and type of forest, and within the forest favors certain microhabitats. The local
distribution depends on the species of host trees, their position, age and condition, and on the presence or absence of other epiphytes. These factors interact in complex ways that make it difficult to interpret phytosociological
data and local patterns of distribution, though several attempts have been made to do so in Java (Went, 1940), Micronesia (Hosokawa, 1943) and West Africa (Johansson, 1974).


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