limestone forest

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limestone forest A distinctive forest type, found within tropical rain-forest regions of south-eastern Asia, and also in the Caribbean region, growing over limestone hills (karst). There are a few endemic (see ENDEMISM) genera (e.g. the palms Liberbaileya and Maxburretia, which are restricted to limestone forests in Malaysia).

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limestone forest A distinctive forest formation, found within tropical rain-forest regions of south-eastern Asia, and also in the Caribbean region, growing over limestone hills (karst). There are a few endemic (see endemism) genera (e.g. the palm Maxburretia) and numerous endemic species restricted to limestone forests in Malesia.