Publications about Monteverde Plants


The following publications are based on research carried out in Monteverde or are more general works on Costa Rican botany that may be useful for identifying plants in Monteverde.

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Atwood, J. T. 1989. Orchids of Costa Rica 1: plates 1392-1395. Icones Plantarum Tropicarum, Fascicle 14. Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota.

Atwood, J. T. 1992. Orchids of Costa Rica 2: plates 1401-1500. Icones Plantarum Tropicarum, Fascicle 15. Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota.

Atwood, J. T. 1995. Two overlooked species of Maxillaria from Central America. Selbeyana 16: 242-245.

Atwood, J. T. and R. L. Dressler. 1995. Another new species of Stellilabium from Monteverde, Costa Rica. Selbyana 16: 239-241.

Bigelow, S. and P. Kukle. 1991. The Ferns of Monteverde. Tropical Science Center, San José, Costa Rica.

Bolaños, R. A. and V. Watson. 1993. Mapa Ecológico de Costa Rica. Centro Científico Tropical, San José, Costa Rica.

Bronstein, J. 1988a. Limits to fruit production in a monoecious fig: consequences of an obligate mutualism. Ecology 69:207-214.

Bronstein, J. 1988b. Mutualism, antagonism, and the fig-pollinator interaction. Ecology 69:1298-1302.

Burger, W. C. 1977. Flora Costaricensis: Moraceae. Fieldiana, Botany 40: 94-215.

Burger, W. C. 1980. Why are there so many kinds of flowering plants in Costa Rica? Brenesia 17: 371-388.

Burger, W. C. and H. van der Werff. 1990. Flora Costaricensis: Lauraceae. Fieldiana, Botany, New Series No. 23: 1-138.

Burger, W. C. and C. M. Taylor. 1993. Flora Costaricensis: Rubiaceae. Fieldiana, Botany, New Series No. 33: 1-333.

Cole, M. C. 1983. An illustrated guide to the genera of Costa Rican Hepaticae. 1. Brenesia 21: 137-201.

Cole, M. C. 1984. Thallose liverworts and Hornworts of Costa Rica. Brenesia 22: 319-348.

Daniels, J. D. and R. O. Lawton. 1991. Habitat and host preferences of Ficus crassiuscula, a Neotropical strangling fig of the lower-montane rain forest. Journal of Ecology 79: 129-141.

Daniels, J. D. and R. O. Lawton. 1993. A natural history of strangling by Ficus crassiuscula in Costa Rican lower montane rain forest. Selbyana 14: 59-63.

Davidse, G., editor. 1994. Flora MesoAmericana. Vol. 6. Alismataceae to Cyperaceae. Missouri Botanical Garden. 543 pp.

Dinerstein, E. 1986. Reproductive ecology of fruit bats and the seasonality of fruit production in a Costa Rican cloud forest. Biotropica 18: 307-318.

Dressler, R. L. 1993. Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama. Comstock Publishing Associates, Ithaca. 374 pp.

Feinsinger, P. 1978. Ecological interactions between plants and hummingbirds in a successsional tropical community. Ecological Monographs 48: 269-287.

Griffin, D. and M. I. Morales. 1983. Key to the genera of mosses from Costa Rica. Brenesia 21: 299-323.

Haber, W. A. 1984. Pollination by deceit in a mass-flowering tropical tree, Plumeria rubra L. (Apocynaceae). Biotropica 16: 269-275.

Haber, W. A. 1991. Lista provisional de las plantas de Monteverde, Costa Rica. Brenesia 34: 135-192.

Haber, W. A. 2000a. Plants and vegetation. pp. 39-94 in: Monteverde, Ecology and Conservation of a Tropical Cloud Forest. N. Nadkarni and N. Wheelwright, eds. Oxford University Press, New York. 573 pp.

Haber, W. A. 2000b. Vascular plants of Monteverde. pp. 457-518. in: Monteverde, Ecology and Conservation of a Tropical Cloud Forest. N. Nadkarni and N. Wheelwright, eds. Oxford University Press, New York. 573 pp.

Haber, W. A. and K. S. Bawa. 1984. Evolution of dioecism in Saurauia (Dilleniaceae). Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 71: 289-293.

Haber, W. A., G. W. Frankie, H.G. Baker, I. Baker, and S. Koptur. 1981. Ants like flower nectar. Biotropica 13: 211-214.

Haber, W. A., W. Zuchowski, and E. Bello 2000. Introduction to Cloud Forest Trees: Monteverde, Costa Rica. Second edition. Mountain Gem Publications, Monteverde, Costa Rica.

Haber, W. A., W. Zuchowski, and E. Bello 1996. Introduction to Cloud Forest Trees: Monteverde, Costa Rica. La Nación, San José.

Hammel, B. E. Three new species of Celastraceae from Costa Rica, one disjunct from Mexico. Novon 7: 147-155.

Hartshorn, G. S. 1983. Plants, Introduction. pp. 118-157 in: Costa Rican Natural History. D. H. Janzen, ed. University of Chicago Press.

Janzen, D. H., ed. 1983. Costa Rican Natural History. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Ill. 816 pp.

Harvey, C. A., C. F. Guindon, W. A. Haber, D. Hamilton DeRosier, and K. G. Murray. 2000. The importance of forest patches, isolated trees and agricultural windbreaks for local and regional biodiversity: the case ofMonteverde, Costa Rica. XXI IUFRO World Congress, 7-12 August 2000, Kuala Lumpus, Malaysia, International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, Subplenary sessions Vol 1: p 787-798.

Harvey, C. A., Guindon, C. F., Haber, W. A., DeRosier, D., Murray, K. G. The importance of forest patches, isolated trees and agricultural windbreaks for local and regional biodiversity: the case of Monteverde, Costa Rica. In review.

Harvey, C. A. and W. A. Haber. 1999. Remnant trees and the conservation of biodiversity in Costa Rican pastures. Agroforestry Systems, 44: 37-68.

Holdridge, L. R. 1967. Life Zone Ecology. Tropical Science Center, San José, Costa Rica.

Holdrige, L. R. 1966. The life zone system. Adansonia 6: 199-203.

Holdridge, L. R. L. J. Poveda and Q. Jiménez. 1997. Arboles de Costa Rica. Centro Científico Tropical, San José. 522 pp.

Ingram, S. W. 1989 The abundance, vegetative composition, and distribution of epiphytes in a Costa Rican lower montane rain forest. Masters Thesis, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.

Ingram, S. W., K. Ferrell-Ingram, and N. N. Nadkarni. 1996. Floristic composition of vascular epiphytes in a neotropical cloud forest. Monteverde, Costa Rica. Selbyana 17: 88-103.

Ingram, S. W. and N. M. Nadkarni 1993. Composition and distribution of epiphytic organic matter in a neotropical cloud forest, Costa Rica. Biotropica 25: 370-383.

Kinsman, S. 1990. Regeneration by fragmentation in tropical montane forest shrubs. American Journal of Botany 77: 1626-1633.

Koptur, S. 1983. Flowering phenology and floral biology of Inga (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae). Systematic Botany 8:354-368.

Koptur, S., W. A. Haber, G. W. Frankie and H. G. Baker. 1988. Phenological studies of shrub and treelet species in tropical cloud forests of Costa Rica. Journal of Tropical Ecology 4: 323-346.

Koptur, S. and M. A. Lee. 1993. Plantlet formation in tropical montane ferns: a preliminary investigation. American Fern Journal 83: 60-66.

Lawton, R. O. 1980. Wind and the ontogeny of elfin stature in a Costa Rican lower montane rain forest. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Chicago, Chicago.

Lawton, R. O. 1982. Wind stress and elfin stature in a montane rain forest tree: an adaptive explanation. American Journal of Botany 69: 1224-1240.

Lawton, R. O. 1984. Ecological constraints on wood density in a tropical montane rain forest. American Journal of Botany 71: 261-267.

Lawton, R. O. 1986. The evolution of strangling by Ficus crassiuscula. Brenesia 25/26: 273-278.

Lawton, R. O. 1989. More on strangling by Ficus crassiuscula Warb. ex Standley: a reply to Ramírez. Brenesia 32: 119-120.

Lawton, R. O. 1990. Canopy gaps and light penetration into a wind-exposed tropical lower montane rain forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 20: 659-667.

Lawton, R. O. and V. Dryer. 1980. The vegetation of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Brenesia 18: 101-116.

Lawton, R. O. and F. E. Putz. 1988. Natural disturbance and gap-phase regeneration in a wind-exposed tropical cloud forest. Ecology 69:764-777.

Lee, M. A. B., P. A. Burrowes, J. E. Fauth, J. C. Koella, and S. M. Peterson. 1986. The distribution of tree ferns along an altitudinal gradient in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Brenesia 25/26: 45-50.

León, J. and L. J. Poveda. 2000. Nombres comunes de las plantas en Costa Rica. Editorial Guayacán, San José, Costa Rica. 870 pp.

Lesica, P. and R. Antibus 1990. The occurrence of mycorrhizae in vascular epiphytes of two Costa Rican rain forests. Biotropica 22: 250-258.

Linhart, Y. B., P. Feinsinger, J. H. Beach, W. H. Busby, K. G. Murray, W. Z. Pounds, S. Kinsman, C. Guindon, and M. Kooiman. 1987. Disturbance and predictability of flowering patterns in bird-pollinated cloud forest plants. Ecology 68:1696-1710.

Maffia, B., N. M. Nadkarni and D. Janos. 1993. Vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae of epiphytic and terrestrial Piperaceae under field and greenhouse conditions. Mycorrhiza 4: 5-9.

Matelson, T. J., N. M. Nadkarni and J. T. Longino. 1993. Longevity of fallen epiphytes in a Neotropical montane forest. Ecology 74: 265-269.

Matelson, T. J., N. M. Nadkarni and R. Solano. 1995. Tree damage and annual mortality in a montane forest in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Biotropica 27: 441-447.

Mora de Retana, D. E. and J. T. Atwood. 1993. Orchids of Costa Rica 3: plates 1501-1600. Icones Plantarum Tropicarum, Fascicle 15. Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota.

Mora-Retana, D. E. and J. B. García. 1992. Lista actualizada de las orchídeas de Costa Rica (Orchidaceae). Brenesia 37: 79-124.

Murray, K. G., S. Kinsman, and J. L. Bronstein. 2000. Plant-animal interactions. In: Monteverde, Ecology and Conservation of a Tropical Cloud Forest. N. Nadkarni and N. Wheelwright, eds. Oxford University Press, New York. 573 pp.

Murray, K. G., K. Winnett-Murray, J. Roberts, K. Horjus, W. A. Haber, W. Zuchowski, M. Kuhlmann, and T. M. Long-Robinson. Regeneration of abandoned Costa Rican cattle pastures: the influence of physical habitat structure and disperser behavior. Conservation Biology. In review.

Myster, R. W. 1993. Spatial heterogeneity of seedrain, seedpool, and vegetative cover on two Monteverde landslides. Brenesia 39-40: 137-145.

Nadkarni, N. M. 1984a. Epiphyte biomass and nutrient capital of neotropical elfin forest. Biotropica 16: 249-256.

Nadkarni, N. M. 1984b. The biomass and nutrient capital of epiphytes in a neotropical cloud forest, Monteverde. Biotropica 15:1-9.

Nadkarni, N. M. 1986. An ecological overview and checklist of vascular epiphytes in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica. Brenesia 24: 55-62.

Nadkarni, N. M. 1994. Diversity of species and interactions in the upper tree canopy of forest ecosystems. American Zoologist 34: 321-330.

Nadkarni, N. M., R. O. Lawton, K. L. Clark, T. J. Matelson, and D. Schaefer. 2000. Ecosystem ecology and forest dynamics. In: Monteverde, Ecology and Conservation of a Tropical Cloud Forest. N. Nadkarni and N. Wheelwright, eds. Oxford University Press, New York. 573 pp.

Nadkarni, N. M. and T. J. Matelson. 1992. Biomass and nutrient dynamics of epiphyte litterfall in a neotropical cloud forest, Costa Rica. Biotropica 24:24-30.

Nadkarni, N., T. J. Matelson and W. A. Haber. 1995. Structural characteristics and floristic composition of a neotropical cloud forest, Monteverde, Costa Rica. J. Tropical Ecology 11: 481-494.

N. Nadkarni and N. Wheelwright, editors. 2000. Monteverde, Ecology and Conservation of a Tropical Cloud Forest. Oxford University Press, New York. 573 pp.

Ramírez, W. 1988. A reply to Lawton's paper on Ficus crassiuscula Warb. as a strangler. Brenesia 29: 115-116.

Rebertus, A. J. 1988. Crown shyness in a tropical cloud forest. Biotropica 20: 338-339.

Reed, C. F. and H. Robinson. 1971. Bryophytes of Monteverde, Costa Rica. Phytologia 21: 6-21.

Sargent, S. 1995. Seed fate in a tropical mistletoe: the importance of host twig size. Functional Ecology 9: 197-204.

Setzer, W. N. et al. 1995. An antibacterial vitamin E derivative from Tovomitopsis psychotriifolia. Planta Medica 61: 275-276.

Setzer, W. N. et al. 1998. The cytotoxic activity of a Salacia liana species from Monteverde, Costa Rica, is due to a high concentration of Tingenone. Planta Medica 64: 583.

Setzer, W. N. et al. 1999. Isolation and frontier molecular orbital investigation of bioactive quinone methide triterpenoids from the bark of Salacia petenensis. Planta Medica 65.

Setzer, W. N. et al. 2000. Cytotoxic components from the bark of Stauranthus perforatus from Monteverde, Costa Rica. Planta Medica 66: 493-494.

Titus, J. H., M. N. Holbrook, and F. E. Putz. 1990. Seed germination and seedling distribution of Ficus pertusa and F. tuerckheimii: are strangler figs autotoxic? Biotropica 22: 425-428.

Tosi, J. A. 1969. Mapa Ecológico de Costa Rica. Tropical Science Center, San José, Costa Rica.

Wheelwright, N. T. 1983. Fruits and the ecology of Respendent Quetzals. The Auk 100:286-301.

Wheelwright, N. T. 1985. Competition for dipersers, and the timing of flowering and fruiting in a guild of tropical trees. Oikos 44:465-477.

Wheelwright, N. T. 1986. A seven-year study of individal variation in fruit production in tropical bird-dispersed tree species in the family Lauraceae. In: Estrada A., Fleming T. H., eds. Frugivores and seed dispersal. Dr. W. Junk Publishers, Dordrecht.

Wheelwright, N. T. (1988). Four constraints on coevolution between fruit eating birds and fruiting plants: a tropical case history. Int. Ornith. Congr., Ottawa, pp 827-845.

Wheelwright, N. T. and A. Bruneau. 1992. Population sex ratios and spatial distribution of Ocotea tenera (Lauraceae) trees in a tropical forest. Journal of Ecology 80: 425-432.

Zamora, N. 1989. Flora Arborescente de Costa Rica. 1. Especies de Hojas Simples. Editorial Tecnológica de Costa Rica, Cartago. 262 pp.

Zamora, N., Q. Jiménez, and L. J. Poveda. 2000. Arboles de Costa Rica. Vol. 2. Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica. 374 pp.

Zuchowski, W. 1987, 1996. Common Flowering Plants of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Tropical Science Center, San José, Costa Rica. 40 pp.

Zuchowski, W. 2005. A Guide to Tropical Plants of Costa Rica. Zona Tropical, San Jose, Costa Rica. 529 pp.

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