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Tropical Hardwood Hammocks of the Interior of Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve (Report T-604).

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Date Issued:
1980
Summary:
At the southern tip of peninsular Florida and in the Florida Keys, the vegetation includes tropical hardwood forests similar in species composition to coastal hardwood forests of most Caribbean islands. The land that this vegetation occurs on is above the level subjected to seasonal inundation. These tropical forests, at their northern limit in Florida, are relatively impoverished in number of species, but as a result of higher precipitation the trees are generally more luxuriant and larger in size than their Caribbean counterparts (Robertson, 1955). Phillips (1940) pointed out that 82% of the 128 vascular plant species in one somewhat typical hammock occur also in the West Indies, while few occur in the United States outside Florida. As pointed out by Robertson (1955), the tropical hardwood forest vegetation of southern Florida falls within the category "Evergreen Seasonal Forest" in the classification of Beard (1944,1955).
Title: Tropical Hardwood Hammocks of the Interior of Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve (Report T-604).
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Name(s): Olmsted,Ingrid C.
Loope,Lloyd L.
Hilsenbeck,Charles Eugene
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Technical Report
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1980
Publisher: Everglades National Park (Agency : U.S.). South Florida Research Center
Place of Publication: Homestead, Fla.
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 58 pages, map ; 28 cm.
Language(s): English
Summary: At the southern tip of peninsular Florida and in the Florida Keys, the vegetation includes tropical hardwood forests similar in species composition to coastal hardwood forests of most Caribbean islands. The land that this vegetation occurs on is above the level subjected to seasonal inundation. These tropical forests, at their northern limit in Florida, are relatively impoverished in number of species, but as a result of higher precipitation the trees are generally more luxuriant and larger in size than their Caribbean counterparts (Robertson, 1955). Phillips (1940) pointed out that 82% of the 128 vascular plant species in one somewhat typical hammock occur also in the West Indies, while few occur in the United States outside Florida. As pointed out by Robertson (1955), the tropical hardwood forest vegetation of southern Florida falls within the category "Evergreen Seasonal Forest" in the classification of Beard (1944,1955).
Identifier: FI06041905 (IID), 1028897 (digitool), fiu:16738 (fedora), AAC0037QF
Note(s): Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2006. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Electronic version created 2006, State University System of Florida.
Subject(s): Trees -- Florida -- Everglades National Park
Trees -- Florida -- Big Cypress National Preserve
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