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elfin forest or
(Botany) the zone of stunted wind-blown trees growing at high altitudes just above the timberline on tropical mountains. Also called: krummholz
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The steep slopes are covered with upper montane rainforest (cloud forest) up to around 2800 m, in higher elevations elfin woodland perseveres in wind-protected vales.
Understory at upper limit of cloud forest and patches of elfin woodland, 2710-3210 m, known from the same three localities in the northern part of Parque Nacional Podocarpus as the other species.
At the highest elevation is an elfin woodland
, so named because its shrubs are stunted by poor soil.