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Vegetation and flora of Nui Atoll, Tuvalu.

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The vegetation cover is more or less continuous over the reef islands, being composed principally of scrub or woodland of Pisonia or coconuts. The sparse scrub communities occur largely on unfavourable substrates; Scaevola scrub is sparse on the rubble ridges of north west Meang, and Pemphis scrub is sparse in low lying areas central to several reef islands which seem to represent old inter-island channels and which are probably liable to infrequent inundation. Suriana occurs as isolated shrubs. The vegetation has been modified by human disturbance. The flora is composed of plants that have a widespread distribution throughout the Pacific.-from Author

Publication Date


  • 1985

Citation


  • Woodroffe, C. D. (1985). Vegetation and flora of Nui Atoll, Tuvalu.. Atoll Research Bulletin, 282-292(283), 1-18. doi:10.5479/si.00775630.283.1

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-17144456351

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 18

Volume


  • 282-292

Issue


  • 283

Abstract


  • The vegetation cover is more or less continuous over the reef islands, being composed principally of scrub or woodland of Pisonia or coconuts. The sparse scrub communities occur largely on unfavourable substrates; Scaevola scrub is sparse on the rubble ridges of north west Meang, and Pemphis scrub is sparse in low lying areas central to several reef islands which seem to represent old inter-island channels and which are probably liable to infrequent inundation. Suriana occurs as isolated shrubs. The vegetation has been modified by human disturbance. The flora is composed of plants that have a widespread distribution throughout the Pacific.-from Author

Publication Date


  • 1985

Citation


  • Woodroffe, C. D. (1985). Vegetation and flora of Nui Atoll, Tuvalu.. Atoll Research Bulletin, 282-292(283), 1-18. doi:10.5479/si.00775630.283.1

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-17144456351

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 18

Volume


  • 282-292

Issue


  • 283