The rhododendron was at its greatest density and height in the region of
square 2 (Fig.3). Only 6 species (including
the rhododendron) were found in this area (Table 1), illustrating the dominance of the
The rhododendron was also very dense in square 1. However, it was much
shorter than that in square 2 (Fig.3),despite the difference in growth form, which tended
to be more upright and tree-like than elsewhere (Plates 6 and 7).