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liana

a climbing, tropical plant with a ropelike stem.
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Lianas (woody vines) are important components of tropical ecosystems, where they currently make up to 40% of the woody stems and more than 25% of the woody species (Schnitzer and Bongers, 2011).
Lianas may offer protection that larger tree cavities do not.
Compared to trees, lianas invest more biomass in leaves (Castellanos, 1991; Putz, 1984) and roots (Toledo-Aceves & Swaine, 2008), and concentrate foliage on top of the canopy (Avalos & Mulkey, 1999b; Avalos et al.
rol de las lianas en el balance competitivo entre arboles puede paliarse y difundirse entre especies arboreas debido a las asociaciones difusas e impredecibles entre especies de lianas y arboles, y a sus cambios en cortos tiempos y espacios.
In comparison of leaf phenology with both pioneer and shade-tolerant trees, lianas demonstrated more frequent evergreenness than trees in a semi-deciduous forest of Panama.
Palabras Clave: Lianas, hemiepifitas, estructura, densidad, dominancia, diversidad, Parque Nacional Yanachaga-Chemillen, Comunidades Nativas Yanesha, selva baja
8 CDX replaces the Suzuki Liana as the car used by BBC's motoring programme Top Gear to test the driving skills of celebrity guests.
This paper deals about the study of wood anatomy of eleven lianas species from Bignoniaceae family reported in the Reserva Forestal Caparo: Anemopaegma chrysoleucum, Arrabidaea candicans, A.
Just before his head appears about to hit the ground, the lianas snap taut.
They are replaced in large part by climbing woody vines known as lianas, which constitute only a fraction of the biomass provided by the trees.
Before the 1980s, limited attention is paid to lianas in the tropical forest.