THE VEGETATION OF MICRONESIA. PART I. SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS IN MICRONESIA,
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES-NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC PACIFIC SCIENCE BOARD
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Contents Essay on the nature of vegetation General description of Micronesian vegetation Location and nature of Micronesia Major climatic and topographic features Map showing climatic and geologic lines Classification of vegetation Outline of Micronesian vegetation Vegetation types as practical indicators General description of vegetation types Mangrove formation, Strand Vegetation of raised coral limestone Vegetation of rough lava flows Casuarina forest Coconut plantations Vegetation of coastal plains Lower primary forest Secondary forest on slopes Montane rain forest and cloud forest Dwarf vegetation on open crests Savanna or grassland vegetation Vegetation of the Marianas Islands The Northern Marianas -- general The Southern Marianas -- general General picture of Guam vegetation.