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rupicolous

(ro͞o-pĭk′ə-ləs)
adj.
Thriving among or inhabiting rocks.
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Lainz) Leon: San Emiliano, Riolago de Babia, Alto de Terreiros, 29TQH354551, silicicolous rupicolous community (Saxifragion willkommianae) in quarzytes, 2020 m asl, 28-VI-2016, E.
Other rupicolous species found in the area, growing in fully exposed niches, are Pitcairnia aff.
Habitats were classified as epiphyte, rupicolous, saxicola or terrestrial, with six species living in more than one habitat (Table 1).
When this species lives in full sun and has a rupicolous habit, it becomes extremely reduced with an average 2 cm length leave (Figure 4), although when it grows in areas with less luminosity and with saxicolous habit it can grow ten times larger.
The members of this genus are rupicolous, saxicolous, or terrestrial, frequently found in open places that have much light and dry soil, on top of the rocky outcrops of the grasslands of rocky soils in the Espinhaco Range, in the scarps of the Atlantic Rainforest or in the domains of the Caatinga (Smith and Downs 1979)
It is endemic from Brazil and ranges from Sao Paulo--its southmost limit--to Bahia in Northeast Brazil, where it presents an exclusively rupicolous habit in rocky walls and rocky outcrops in the domain of the Atlantic Forest and "Campos Rupestres".
It shares its habitat with other rupicolous bromeliad species, like V.
Plant saxiculous or rupicolous, stemless, 3-5 cm long, 18-28 cm in diameter, propagating by short basal rhizomes.
The habit information was improved too: all members of the genus have a specialized rupicolous habit, living on vertical to nearly horizontal rocky surfaces and rocky outcrops, usually forming large populations associated with inselbergs in the domain of the Atlantic Forest and the Campos Rupestres, from near sea level to about 2,000 m elevation.
striatifolium, however, was observed forming large populations on the shallow organic soils in its fully sun-exposed rupicolous habitat.