Fate of cohorts in Melocactus (Cactaceae) species is affected by rainfall uncertainty and microrelief structures

  title={Fate of cohorts in Melocactus (Cactaceae) species is affected by rainfall uncertainty and microrelief structures},
  author={Frederic Mendes Hughes and Claudia Maria Jacobi and Eduardo Leite Borba},
  journal={Brazilian Journal of Botany},
Associations between plants and substrate in drylands enhance the ability of nutrient pools buildup and seedling establishment. However, this relationship has not been extensively demonstrated in populations of lithophytic plants. We report the effects of microrelief and neighboring plants on the population structure of Melocactus species in the semi-arid region of northeastern Brazil. The size classes of five populations and the seedling fate in two populations were examined through point… CONTINUE READING


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