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IB) Tropic*) S.6.IP.V o»ir HUMIDITY PROVINCES

Fig. 3.2. Vegetation types characteristic of various life zones as defined by precipitation and biotemperature. (Adapted from Holdridge 1967)

IB) Tropic*) S.6.IP.V o»ir HUMIDITY PROVINCES

Fig. 3.2. Vegetation types characteristic of various life zones as defined by precipitation and biotemperature. (Adapted from Holdridge 1967)

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Trade wind -

Littoral and mangrove woodlands

Under the influence of the sea and fresh water runoff

Montane zone with abundant rainfall mostly still forested

Seasonally dry zone now mostly cleared , ^ and used for agriculture

Elfin woodland1 'montane thickef* and palm brake^

Rain forest

Seasonal and dry-evergreen forests

Greater exposure temperature falling

Greater exposure temperature falling

Littoral and mangrove woodlands

Under the influence of the sea with little runoff

Swamp forest

Fig. 3.3. Influence of wind direction on elevation of forest types on small tropical islands. (Adapted from Jordan 1985, with permission of John Wiley and Sons Ltd., publisher)

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