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Microclimate and regeneration patterns of Polylepis Sericea in a treeline forest of the Venezuelan Andes
Tropical high mountains constitute environments where harsh conditions prevail. Polylepis forests are found above the continuous forest line throughout the Andes, with P. sericea as the only species in Venezuela. Sprouting ...
Low temperature resistance in saplings and ramets of Polylepis sericea in the Venezuelan Andes
(Acta Oecologica 35(5): 610–613, 2009-10)
The frequent occurrence of all year-round below zero temperatures in tropical high mountains constitutes a most stressful climatic factor that plants have to confront. Polylepis forests are found well above the continuous ...