Vascular Epiphytes: General Biology and Related Biota (Cambridge Tropical Biology Series) [1ed.]9780521048958, 9780511525438, 0521266300, 0521048958, 0511525435, 9780521266307

Author : David H. Benzing
Description:This synthesis of the growing body of information from research on epiphytes and their relations with other tropical biota provides a comprehensive overview of basic functions, life history, evolution, and the place of epiphytes in complex tropical communities. Epiphytes comprise more than one-third of the tropical vascular flora in some tropical forests. Growing within tropical forest canopies, epiphytes are subject to severe environmental constraints, and their diverse adaptations make them a rich resource for studies of water balance, nutrition, reproduction and evolution.
Categories: Biology Biophysics
Year :2008
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Language : English
N° Of Pages : 376[370]
File Info : pdf 11 Mb