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Table 2 Floristic composition of woody species (H ≥ 1.3 m) for primary forest types containing Schima species as one of the dominants. Only species with relative importance value (RIV) ≥ 1.5% are shown. The same letter indicates no significant difference (p > 0.05) for average number of species and diversity indices among those forest types. SD = Standard deviation. RIV = relative importance value. Dominant species are indicated by boldface

From: Species richness, forest types and regeneration of Schima in the subtropical forest ecosystem of Yunnan, southwestern China

Forest typeType PF1Type PF2Type PF3Type PF4Type PF5
Elevation (m)1920–24762000–27102485–25771820–1910900–2100
PlotsP51, P53, P22P45, P2, P1, P3,P17, P18, P63P4, P5, P6P71, P68,
  P34, P35, P38,  P70, P69
  P33, P37   
Number of plots39334
Total areas of plots (m2)30007200430012002400
Total number of species8585303948
Average number of species32 ± 10.07a17 ± 5.84a15 ± 6.51a18 ± 3.46a32 ± 14.08a
Shannon-Wiener H′ ± SD3.076 ± 0.44a2.364 ± 0.50a2.392 ± 0.50a2.506 ± 0.14a2.477 ± 0.49a
Simpson D ± SD0.931 ± 0.04a0.864 ± 0.09a0.87 ± 0.06a0.891 ± 0.01a0.869 ± 0.05a
SpeciesRIV (%)RIV (%)RIV (%)RIV (%)RIV (%)
Evergreen broad-leaved     
Schima noronhae16.32
Castanopsis ceratacantha10.004.02
Lithocarpus truncatus7.125.00
Eurya yunnanensis3.68
Phoebe puwenensis3.14
Lithocarpus grandifolius3.01
Machilus duthiei2.993.53
Lindera supracostata2.61 
Lithocarpus hancei2.154.80
Manglietia insignis2.001.659.55
Michelia baillonii1.97
Cinnamomum bejolghota1.91
Castanopsis echinocarpa14.23
Schima khasiana10.97
Lithocarpus xylocarpus6.40
Cyclobalanopsis myrsinifolia5.36
Lithocarpus mairei3.89
Cyclobalanopsis lamellosa2.75
Myrsine semiserrata1.83
Cinnamomum iners1.83
Schima argentea1.77
Rhododendron sp.1.55
Schima villosa20.80
Castanopsis wattii5.79
Illicium simonsii2.90
Ilex triflora2.82
Symplocos sumuntia1.78
Machilus salicina1.77
Castanopsis platyacantha28.72
Schima sinensis14.00
Lindera thomsonii5.92
Symplocos anomala3.44
Ilex subodorata2.77
Pittosporum perryanum2.75
Micheliacaloptila2.08
Vaccinium mandarinorum1.74
Schima wallichii16.74
Castanopsis hystrix16.44
Castanopsis mekongensis8.71
Wendlandia tinctoria4.48
Machilus rufipes3.35
Anneslea fragrans3.25
Syzygium cumini3.08
Pertusadina metcalfii2.69
Castanopsis calathiformis2.12
Vaccinium bracteatum2.04
Machilus tenuipilis1.74
Litsea martabanica1.70
Ilex godajam1.60
Phoebe lanceolata1.54
Deciduous broad-leaved     
Betula alnoides1.55
Tetracentron sinense34.88
Acer amplum1.67
Acer oliverianum3.96
Cornus controversa1.77
Cerasus patentipila1.69
Coniferous     
Tsuga dumosa3.19 
Taxus wallichiana var. chinensis2.99