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Table 3 Floristic composition of woody species (Height ≥ 1.3 m) for secondary forest types containing Schima species as one of the dominants. Only species with relative importance values (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 SF1Type SF2Type SF3Type SF4Type SF5Type SF6
Elevation (m)1923–26402398–2636990–24512043–22801680–20661860–2110
PlotsP56, P46, P15,P12, P13,P47, P48, P52,P36, P40P66, P65,P9, P8, P7,
 P57, P49, P41,P11P54, P29, P28, P64, P67P10
 P39, P42, P32, P25, P43, P50,   
 P31, P58, P61, P26, P62, P59,   
 P65, P14, P16, P44, P60, P24,   
 P19 P23, P30, P27,   
   P20, P21   
Number of plots16320244
Total areas of plots (m2)9300160012,500100043001800
Total number of species12249189354753
Average number of species17 ± 4.50a26 ± 1.53a16 ± 4.91a23 ± 8.50a17 ± 5.94a17 ± 4.79a
Shannon-Wiener H′ ± SD2.109 ± 0.38a2.31 ± 0.29a2.284 ± 0.37a2.429 ± 0.37a2.173 ± 0.49a2.289 ± 0.3a
Simpson D ± SD0.793 ± 0.11a0.833 ± 0.05a0.95 ± 0.07a0.909 ± 0a0.801 ± 0.13a0.846 ± 0.05a
Importance valueRIV (%)RIV (%)RIV (%)RIV (%)RIV (%)RIV (%)
Species      
Evergreen broad-leaved      
Schima argentea29.2
Castanopsis orthacantha5.7
Castanopsis echinocarpa4.5 
Myrica esculenta3.43.3
Rhododendron delavayi3.4 
Lyonia ovalifolia2.32.3
Schima khasiana2.221.9  
Lyonia ovalifolia var. lanceolata1.8 2.8
Hypericum monogynum7.9
Illicium simonsii6.64.1
Vaccinium mandarinorum5.0
Cyclobalanopsis augustinii3.8
Lithocarpus confinis3.7
Eurya nitida1.84.2
Schima wallichii32.05.9
Castanopsis calathiformis3.1
Lithocarpus xylocarpus2.8
Lithocarpus fenestratus2.1
Litsea martabanica1.6
Schima sericans21.2
Castanopsis ceratacantha18.42.6
Rhododendron vialii3.3
Anneslea fragrans3.3
Lithocarpus mianningensis3.1
Manglietia hookeri2.8
Craibiodendron stellatum2.6
Schima villosa22.4
Castanopsis remotidenticulata12.9
Lithocarpus truncatus7.0
Eurya impressinervis6.0
Lithocarpus megalophyllus2.12.5
Elaeocarpus decipiens1.7
Reevesia pubescens1.5
Schima sinensis23.5
Castanopsis platyacantha15.9
Camellia pitardii6.2
Lithocarpus hancei5.1
Symplocos anomala4.3
Symplocos lucida4.3
Tetradium ruticarpum3.9
Rhododendron coeloneurum2.6
Rhododendron calostrotum2.0
Deciduous broad-leaved      
Lyonia doyonensis3.2 8.6
Alnus nepalensis2.53.1 2.0
Ilex polyneura1.98.3
Dipentodon sinicus20.22.7
Sorbus folgneri2.8
Padus brachypoda2.3
Tetracentron sinense1.9
Lindera obtusiloba1.7
Litsea pungens1.7
Salix matsudana1.5
Betula alnoides4.4
Rhoiptelea chiliantha17.4
Quercus acutissima2.4
Acer sterculiaceum2.2
Rehderodendron macrocarpum2.1
Enkianthus chinensis1.9
Coniferous
Pinus yunnanensis3.7
Tsuga dumosa2.5