Included here are the Maluku Islands (formerly the Moluccas) including Ambon, Buru, Seram and Halmahera, and the Banda Islands.

Maluku Limestone Forests

Forests of base-rich soil can be found throughout these islands but seem to be prevalent on Halmahera. In the Sungai Dodaga region the limestone and calcareous sandstones support rich forests. Typical tree species include Gnetum gnemon, Vaticum papuana and the endemic or near endemic Pimeleodendron amboinicum (Euphorbiaceae) and Microcos ceramensis (Tiliaceae) together with species of Calophyllum, Canarium, Diospyros, Eugenia, Intsia, Litsea, Myristica, Pometia, Pygeum, Saccopetalum and Vitex.


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