||Next to road from "?" to Mukteshwar, steep slope. Temperate evergreen forest on slope. Soil mixed with rocks; dark brown; some climbers present. Tree layer: ca 60 % coverage; 10-20 m high. Ground layer: 30-60 % coverage; moss layer variably present: 0-100 % coverage. NW- facing. Trees Quercus sp., Rhododendron sp.; Tectonia grandis. Ground layer: bamboo (0.5-1.5 m), several ferns, Carex sp., fur grasses. More rododendra than site 1 (MUx); moss layer more prevalent - shadier. More signs of human activity: garbage. Near a path going to village.