Phytomass structure of natural plant communities on spodosols in southern Venezuela: the Bana woodland

  title={Phytomass structure of natural plant communities on spodosols in southern Venezuela: the Bana woodland},
  author={Frans Bongers and D. P. E. Engelen and Hartwig Klinge},
Bana, or Low Amazon Caatinga is an evergreen sclerophyllous woodland. It occurs on bleached quartz sands in the lowlands of SW Venezuela, where it occupies relatively small ‘islands’ amidst Tall Amazon Caatinga which is exclusively developed on tropaquods. There is an outer vegetation belt about 20 m in width in which trees over 10 m in height occur (Tall Bana); its structure and floristic composition resemble Tall Amazon Caatinga. Low Bana (maximum tree height usually below 5 m) follows next… CONTINUE READING
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