:::Monsoon Rain Forest
Monsoon Rain Forest
This is an environment in which the northeastern monsoons alternate with the southwestern monsoons. The dry and wet seasons are distinct. Dense thickets, with the branches of trees overlapping one another, are characteristic of this environment, in addition to continuous, flat canopies. Coarse, dry leaf blades possess cuticles or rust-colored hairs. This exhibit area includes examples of the Fonggang River Valley, Shouka and Mudan Mountain environments. Plant species exhibited along radiating paths are Castanopsis indica, Castanopsis formosana, Viburnum odora-tissimum, Ficus variegata Blume var. garciae, Astronia formosana, Medinilla formorsana, Calamus formosanus and Pleocnemia rufinervis.