Monthly Archives: December 2014

Pioneers of the rainforest

Anyone interested in tropical plants or plant ecology will at some point encounter the concept of forest succession. Species that are characteristic of successional habitats or rainforest habitats recovering from disturbance (cyclones, deforestation, etc) are called pioneer or successional species. … Continue reading

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Rubus alceifolius (Rosaceae)

The Giant Bramble is one of a few species of brambles related to blackberries and raspberries. True to the reputation of being a bramble, this species is thorny and not fun to go walking through. It is often found growing … Continue reading

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