Clusia: A Woody Neotropical Genus of Remarkable Plasticity by Ulrich Lüttge (auth.), Prof. Dr. Ulrich Lüttge (eds.)

By Ulrich Lüttge (auth.), Prof. Dr. Ulrich Lüttge (eds.)

Clusia is the single dicotyledonous tree genus with crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM), and at times all variations of CAM should be expressed in a single given species. those distinctive gains in addition to Clusia's severe flexibility have positioned it within the limelight of overseas examine. The stories provided during this quantity embody anatomy, morphology and plant structure, phytogeographical distribution and group ecology, phylogeny and genetic range, body structure and metabolism, physiological ecology and useful range, circadian rhythmicity and organic timing. overlaying all facets of tree biology, this richly illustrated quantity is a useful resource of data for any plant scientist.

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Brazil, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname Clusia viscida Engl. Clusia opaca Maguire Clusia renggerioides Planch. et Triana Clusia schomburgkiana (Planch. et Triana) Benth. ex Engl. Clusia penduliflora Engl. Clusia pusilla Steyerm. Pipoly et al. 1998 Pipoly and Graff 1995b Pipoly et al. 1998 Pipoly et al. 2001 Pipoly et al. 1998 Brazil/AM, Venezuela, Colombia Clusia spathulaefolia Engl. in Mart. Mendonça et al. 1998; Pipoly et al. 1998 Brazil/AM, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Colombia, Central Brazil/gallery forest Clusia microstemon Planch.

4A–L. Life forms of Clusias: A terrestrial seedlings of C. K. (area of Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas, IVIC, Caracas, Venezuela); B terrestrial seedings of C. spiritu sanctensis Mariz et Weinberg (Estação Biologica de Santa Lúcia, Santa Teresa, Espírito Santo State, Brazil); C seedling of C. spec. rooting between the bark and the wood of a rotting tree (Serrania de San Luis, Falcon State, Venezuela); D seedling of C. rosea Jacq. in a tree fork (St. John, US-Virgin Islands); E seedling of C.

Clusia hilariana might then be an example of a recently originated Clusia species, which became dominant in the restingas of northern Rio de Janeiro. L. Martins (unpublished data) examines some evidences from reproductive biology that might reinforce this hypothesis. 4 How Are These Biogeographic Patterns Affected by Man? The rapid destruction of tropical vegetation in the past decades is most likely a threat to biogeographic patterns of Clusia. However, since these are still very poorly known, we cannot estimate at this point how populations of Clusia species have been affected by man.

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