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Table 1 General descriptions of physical character and vegetation in S. prunifolia habitats

From: Vegetation structure and distribution characteristics of Symplocos prunifolia, a rare evergreen broad-leaved tree in Korea

Site no. 1 2 3 4
Location Seohodong Sanghyodong Sanghyodong Namwoneup
GPS* Latitude 33°17′--″ 33°19′--″ 33°19′--″ 33°19′--″
Longitude 126°30′--″ 126°35′--″ 126°35′--″ 126°37′--″
Major direction SSE NW SSW SSE
Altitude (m) 461 350 446 318
Rock coverage (%) 60 10 5 45
Slop (°) 25 30 25 25
Land form Valley Valley Valley Valley
Microtopography Irregularity Irregularity Irregularity Irregularity
Soil texture Brown forest soil Brown forest soil Brown forest soil Brown forest soil
Soil character Sandy loam Silt loam Loam Sandy loam
Soil moisture Moist Wet Wet Wet
Bedrock Trachyte Trachybasalt Trachybasalt Trachybasalt
Humus layer (cm) < 5 < 5 < 5 < 5
Vegetation structure
Tree Height (m) 13.0 13.0 16.0 14.0
Coverage (%) 75 60 80 85
Subtree Height (m) 8.0 8.0 10.0 9.0
Coverage (%) 55 55 45 30
Shrub Height (m) 3.5 3.0 3.5 3.0
Coverage (%) 25 45 40 15
Herb Height (m) 0.6 0.8 0.9 0.5
Coverage (%) 5 45 10 15
  1. *GPS coordinates are confidential to prevent illegal harvesting