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A Comparison of the Structure and Composition of Montane and Lowland Tropical Forest in the Serranía Pilón Lajas, Beni, Bolivia

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Table 2. The species diversity and importance values for the families of trees collected in two one hectare permanent plots established in the Serranía Pilón Lajas; the FIV or family importance value is the sum of the relative values for diversity, abundance and dominance (basal areas).

Family

Río Colorado

Cumbre Pilón

# Species

FIV

# Species

FIV

Anacardiaceae

1

4.72

1

3.46

Annonaceae

6

16.57

4

7.19

Apocynaceae

-

-

1

2.28

Araliaceae

2

3.54

1

9.27

Bombacaceae

1

1.79

1

0.88

Boraginaceae

-

-

1

0.87

Burseraceae

2

6.53

2

12.46

Caricaceae

1

2.10

-

-

Celastraceae

-

-

1

2.11

Chrysobalanaceae

1

5.38

2

2.19

Combretaceae

-

-

2

3.41

Elaeocarpaceae

1

4.32

2

4.95

Eupborbiaceae

2

25.74

7

17.70

Flacourtiaceae

2

5.12

3

11.87

Guttiferae

-

-

3

5.81

Hippocrataceae

1

2.33

-

-

Lauraceae

8

13.20

9

14.18

Lecythidaceae

-

-

1

0.90

Leguminosae

4

11.14

25

41.90

Mimosoideae

(2)

(7.14)

(14)

(21.06)

Papilionoideae

(2)

(4.01)

(11)

(20.84)

Malpighiaceae

-

-

2

1.91

Melastomataceae

-

-

3

2.78

Meliaceae

5

11.72

8

12.55

Moraceae

12

71.77

13

39.24

Myristicaceae

2

4.59

3

5.04

Myrtaceae

1

1.45

7

7.46

Myrsinaceae

1

1.67

1

1.27

Nyctaginaceae

2

5.63

3

5.58

Palmae

7

57.84

1

3.54

Polygonaceae

2

4.16

3

6.06

Rosaceae

-

-

1

0.98

Rubiaceae

1

1.55

14

18.49

Rutaceae

1

1.45

1

0.93

Sapindaceae

1

2.26

4

11.28

Sapotaceae

-

-

7

15.43

Solanaceae

1

1.93

-

-

Sterculiaceae

2

4.00

1

3.46

Tiliaceae

1

5.45

2

4.89

Ulmaceae

3

10.81

1

6.04

Urticaceae

1

2.41

1

4.92

Verbenaceae

1

2.16

2

2.14

Violaceae

1

1.66

2

2.16

indet

1

1.76

1

1.13

indet

1

1.50

1

0.87

indet

1

1.48

-

-

Total

146

 

78

 

 

 
 
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