Replication data for: Effect of elevation and latitude on spring phenology of Rhododendron at Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, East Nepal uri icon


  • In the mountains, it is elevation gradients that govern the change in temperature. Generally, temperature in mountainous regions decreases with increasing elevation at a lapse rate of about 0.6°C every 100m. With a lapse rate of 0.6°C / 100 m of elevation, a plant population spread over 500 m of elevation range will experience mean temperature differences of c. 3°C. In this paper effect of elevation on spring phenology of R. arboreum spread over 600 m in steep mountain slopes was discussed

publication date

  • 2014