A Protocol for Rapid and Representative Sampling of Vascular and Non-Vascular Epiphyte Diversity of Tropical Rain Forests


Cloud forest
minimum sample size
non-vascular epiphytes
species diversity
tropical rain forest

How to Cite

Gradstein, S. R., Nadkarni, N. M., Krömer, T., Holz, I., & Nöske, N. (2003). A Protocol for Rapid and Representative Sampling of Vascular and Non-Vascular Epiphyte Diversity of Tropical Rain Forests. Selbyana, 24(1), 105–111. Retrieved from https://ojs.test.flvc.org/selbyana/article/view/121584


A protocol for rapid and representative sampling of vascular and non-vascular epiphytes (excluding epiphylls) is presented for one hectare of tropical rain forest, including montane forest. We estimate that the inventory and morphospecies recognition (excluding species identification) can be carried out in approximately 2 weeks by a team of six persons, three specialists (one each for vascular plants, bryophytes, and lichens) and three field assistants.


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