The history of the INPA capoeira based on ecological studies of Lecythidaceae

Ghillean T. Prance About the author

Abstract

The Lecythidaceae of a 2500 m2 area of the secondary forest of INPA was studied. The 97 individuals of Lecythidaceae present indicated a high number of primary forest species. It is concluded that most of the area was not burnt when the original forest was cut, and the regeneration of primary forest species is much greater in areas which are not burnt over after felling. This is further supported by parallel studies of Bignoniaceae and Meliaceae of the same area.

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