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Research article2016Peer reviewed

Understorey plant diversity under seven tropical and subtropical plantation species

Otuba, M.; Johansson, K. E.


The aim of this study was to determine if the number of understorey species in Eucalyptus plantation was less compared with that in plantations of other common tropical and subtropical species. Meta study was used to collect information for assessing the differences in the number of understorey plant species. The number of understorey plant species in the Eucalyptus plantation was in higher compared with that of the six other species. Thus, it could be concluded that the generally-held perception of fewer understorey species in Eucalyptus plantation was not applicable.


Stands; nitrogen-fixing; non-nitrogen fixing; exotic; trees

Published in

Journal of Tropical Forest Science
2016, Volume: 28, number: 2, pages: 107-111

      SLU Authors

    • Otuba, Moses

      • Department of Forest Products, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
      • Nabuin Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute
    • UKÄ Subject classification

      Forest Science

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