montane

[mon-teyn] Ecology.
adjective
1.
pertaining to, growing in, or inhabiting mountainous regions.
noun
2.
the lower vegetation belt on mountains.

Origin:
1860–65; < Latin montānus, equivalent to mont- (stem of mōns) mount2 + -ānus -ane

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montane (ˈmɒnteɪn)
 
adj
of or inhabiting mountainous regions: a montane flora
 
[C19: from Latin montānus, from monsmountain]

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The fact is basins are montane generated and flows are here longer than us, but
  shorter in event, both magmatic and hydrologic.
The replacement of wet plant communities by dry plant communities in montane
  habitats will eliminate certain species.
Singing males are generally easy to see in a variety of habitats, from open
  coniferous forests to montane riparian areas.
The montane forest is home to a variety of wildlife species.
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