Two bromeliad species with contrasting functional traits partition the understory space in a South American xerophytic forest: correlative evidence of environmental control and limited dispersal

Abstract

We examined the spatial distribution of two bromeliad species with contrasting functional traits in the understory of a xerophytic South American Chaco forest. Aechmea distichantha is a facultative terrestrial species with well-developed phytotelma and short rhizomes, whereas Bromelia serra is a strictly terrestrial species with soil-exploring roots and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11258-013-0261-3

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