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Table 4 Number of species, density and basal area in dispersion categories based on inventory of individuals ≥ 10 cm girth in ‘Khasi hill sal’ forest of Meghalaya

From: Patterns of species dominance, diversity and dispersion in ‘Khasi hill sal’ forest ecosystem in northeast India

Species group Species Species in dispersion categories Density Basal area
(#) (%) Uniform Random Clumped Obscure (ha−1) (%) (m2 · ha−1) (%)
Large trees 29 23.6 14 0 7 8 452.5 58.9 11.59 74.1
Medium trees 36 29.2 16 0 9 11 193.8 25.2 3.07 19.6
Small trees 46 37.4 27 0 6 13 100.4 13.1 0.88 5.6
Shrubs 5 4.1 2 0 0 3 4.6 0.6 0.02 0.1
Climbers 7 5.7 4 0 1 2 16.4 2.2 0.09 0.6
All species 123 100.0 63 0 23 37 767.7 100.0 15.65 100.0