Proceedings of the New Zealand Ecological Society (1975) 22: 93- 108

A lowland vegetation sequence in South Westland: Pakihi bog to mixed beech-podocarp forest Part 2: Ground and epiphytic vegetation.

Research Article
G. A. M. Scott 1,2
Jennifer A. Rowley 1,3
  1. Botany Department, University of Otago, Dunedin
  2. Present address: Botany Department, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.
  3. Present address: Plant Physiology Division, DSIR, Palmerston North.

The quantitative composition of ground and epiphytic vegetation, consisting predominantly of bryophytes, is recorded from a lowland stand of climax beech-podocarp forest at Jacksons Bay, South Westland, together with briefer accounts from five pre-climax transitional stands. A survey of epiphylls, indicators of very high humidity, is included and comparisons are made with stands on Secretary Island and Stewart Island