volume 82, issue 3, P637-642 2010
DOI: 10.1590/s0001-37652010000300011
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Abstract: ABSTRACTThe expectations that shade-tolerant forest species show 1) a population structure composed by a high amount of small individuals, and 2) biomass allocation for diameter higher than for height growth, were tested for Rudgea parquioides, a typical shrub in Southern Brazil. We described the size structure (height and stem diameter) and allometrical relations of a R. parquioides population by counting and measuring all the individuals in a 725m 2 area in the municipality of Curitiba (25 • 25 S; 49 • 19 W…

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