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Honshū alpine conifer forests

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Honshū alpine conifer forests

The Honshū alpine conifer forests ecoregion covers 4,400 square miles (11,000 km2) in the high-elevation mountains of central Honshū and the Oshima Peninsula of Hokkaidō, Japan. It is a temperate coniferous forest ecoregion in the Palearctic ecozone.

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Flora

Northern Japanese Hemlock grow with species of Rhododendron and Menziesia. Maries' Fir, Veitch's Fir, and Jezo Spruce grow in forests with plentiful herbs and ferns in their understories. Sasa grass is very dense in places.

Fauna

Sika deer and Asian black bear inhabit this ecoregion. Significant birds include the rock ptarmigan and the golden eagle.

References

Honshū alpine conifer forests Wikipedia


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