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- n. Plural form of hepatic.
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We also find Heliconia spp. and a great variety of mosses and epiphyllic hepatics.
Above 900 m. in altitude, there are smaller trees and palms such as Pithecellobium longifolium, Euterpe precatoria, Geomoma oxicarpa and the arborescent fern Trichipteris procera; many vascular epiphytes, Vriesia elata, Guzmania lingulata, large-leaved understory plants Calathea insignis, Diffenbachia longisphata; mosses and hepatics, Octoblepharum albidum, Leucomium compressum.
Around 300 meters (m) above sea level, the montane forest changes to a dwarf cloud forest, lushly covered with mosses and hepatics (members of the buttercup family).