ScholarSpace will be brought offline for upgrades on Wednesday December 9th at 11AM HST. Service will be disrupted for approximately 2 hours. Please direct any questions to

Item Description

Show full item record

Title: Stunted Cloud-forest in Taveuni, Fiji 
Author: Ash, J.
Date: 1987
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Ash J. 1987. Stunted loud-forest in Taveuni, Fiji. Pac Sci 41: 191-199.
Abstract: The vegetation and microclimate of a stunted ridge-top cloudforest
on Mt. Koroturanga (l210m), Taveuni, Fiji (Lat. l7 °S, Long. 180°) is
described. Canopy heights decreased from about 30m at sea level to 10m at
1140m altitude and to 3-7m on the ridge and upper windward slopes. The
stunted trees were of low height for their stem diameter, and had abundant
epiphytic bryophytes. The upper windward slopes and ridge were usually cloud
enveloped and had low temperature (c 17°C), high relative humidity (c94%) and
high wind speed (c 5m S-1 at 15m height). Canopy height was closely correlated
with estimated rates of leaf transpiration. The cloud-forest had abundant
Freycinetia urvilleana in the upper canopy and included species restricted to this
environment on a few peaks in Fiji, e.g. Ascarina swamyana and Medinilla
ISSN: 0030-8870

Item File(s)

Files Size Format View
v41-191-199.pdf 4.344Mb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)


Advanced Search


My Account