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Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador

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Table 16. Number of species of each habit class in each region and elevation zone. The three highest values for the habits are in bold. The three highest values for the region and elevation zones are shaded.

Region and
Elevation Zones
Herb Sub-
shrub
Shrub Treelet Tree Vine Liana Epiphyte Parasite Hemi-
epiphyte
Aquatic Sapro-
phyte
Galápagos 0 –
500m
414 74 137 32 60 47 4 40 4 1 12 0
500 –
1000m
329 59 92 23 36 27 4 42 2 1 7 0
1000 –
1500m
192 40 43 12 23 17 2 24 1 1 1 0
Coastal 0 –
500m
1329 181 736 209 763 323 234 612 32 110 62 3
500 –
1000m
1213 144 558 173 470 200 158 805 23 136 10 0
Amazonian 0 –
500m
1024 118 853 279 1356 242 436 565 27 104 26 15
500 –
1000m
958 108 608 191 635 155 191 760 19 77 8 5
Andean 1000 –
1500m
1763 194 912 215 593 244 157 1450 33 153 9 5
1500 –
2000m
1690 209 930 201 533 253 107 1408 35 88 10 4
2000 –
2500m
1670 242 1057 193 492 275 89 1144 39 39 9 2
2500 –
3000m
1743 268 1175 190 483 284 82 905 42 14 24 0
3000 –
3500m
1304 223 848 131 309 198 47 492 28 7 17 0
3500 –
4000m
773 122 369 46 106 75 15 112 11 3 16 0
4000 –
4500m
430 56 103 8 20 17 3 27 1 0 13 0
>
4500m
104 13 14 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

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