a type of low evergreen rainforest that occurs high on mountain slopes, where clouds and fog are frequent
a rain forest without the deluges
a specific type of rainforest in which cloud covers the foliage and deposits moisture directly onto the leaves
a specific type of rainforest that is only found in the mountains
a tropical or subtropical montane forest characterized by a high incidence of low-level cloud cover, usually at the canopy level, promoting development of an abundance of vascular epiphytes
a tropical rain forest in the clouds
A mountain forest covered by a persistent mist that creates stunted trees and abundant epiphytes.
Persistent mist associated with the vegetation that probably traps the fine droplets; often on high ground of coastal ranges.
Forest with persistent cloud or mist cover and reduced light levels, usually above 3,000 feet (900 meters); also called montane forest.
A cloud forest is a generally tropical or subtropical evergreen montane moist forest characterized by a high incidence of low-level cloud cover, usually at the canopy level. Cloud forests often exhibit an abundance of mosses covering the ground and vegetation, in which case they are also referred to as mossy forests. Mossy forests usually develop on the saddles of mountains, where moisture introduced by settling clouds is more effectively retained.Clarke, C.M. 1997.