Tree and liana enumeration and diversity on a one-hectare plot in Papua New Guinea
Wright D; Jessen J; Burke P; Gomez de Silva Garza H
Enumeration of a one hectare plot at 900 m a.s.l. in Papua New Guinea revealed 693 individuals of 228 tree and liana species ‚â• 10 cm DBH. A 0.1 hectare subplot contained 302 individuals of 106 species 2.5 ‚â§ DBH < 10 cm. Lauraceae Moraceae and Myristicaceae were the most important families in both size classes. This site is very diverse compared with other tropical forests and like other species-rich sites worldwide it has high aseasonal rainfall and high rates of natural disturbance.