Check List 12(3): e19493, doi: 10.15560/12.3.1891
Woody flora of natural forest gaps in a bamboo-dominated forest remnant in southwestern Amazonia
expand article infoÁlisson Sobrinho Maranho, Cleber Ibraim Salimon§, Daniel da Silva Costa|
‡ Federal University of Acre, Brazil§ State University of Paraíba, Brazil| Federal University of Acre, Center of Biological Sciences and Nature,
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Abstract: Forest gaps, created by the falling of one or more trees, have been seen as a key factor for the maintenance of local plant diversity in tropical forests. In this study, our goal was to determine the floristic composition of woody plants colonizing natural gaps and in the understory of an open, bamboo-dominated (Guadua weberbaueri Pilg.) forest in southwestern Amazonia, Acre, Brazil. We sampled and identified woody plants (≥1 m tall and DBH≤10 cm) in 20 forest gaps and nine adjacent understories. In total, 1656 plants were identified in 159 species, 116 genera and 45 families. A list of species was created, containing habitat, habit, functional group, threat status (Brazilian Flora Red List) and abundance data for each species.
alpha diversity; forest regeneration; functional group; Guadua; treefall gaps