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Wood decomposition of Cyrilla racemiflora (Cyrillaceae) in Puerto Rican dry and wet forests: A 13-year case study
Author(s): J. A. Torres and G. Gonzalez
Publication Type: Article
Article Topic(s): Nutrients, Pathology
Research Setting(s): Forest
Species Referenced: Cyrilla racemiflora (Titi),
AbstractExamines the decomposition of Cyrilla racemiflora logs in wet and dry forests in Puerto Rico. Wood decay rates were higher in the dry forest than the wet forest. Decay in the wet forest logs may have been slower due to a high moisture content and a lower diversity of wood-inhabiting organisms.
Suggested CitationJ. A. Torres and G. Gonzalez. "Wood decomposition of Cyrilla racemiflora (Cyrillaceae) in Puerto Rican dry and wet forests: A 13-year case study." Biotropica 37.3 (2005): 452-456.