By Ariel E. Lugo, Julio C. Figueroa Colón, Mildred Alayón

ISBN-10: 0387988378

ISBN-13: 9780387988375

Big-Leaf Mahogany is crucial advertisement bushes species of the tropics. present debate relating even if to guard it as an endangered species has been hampered through the inability of whole, definitive clinical documentation. This publication stories on important examine at the ecology of big-leaf mahogany, together with genetic diversifications, regeneration, traditional distribution styles and the silvicutural and alternate implications for the tree.

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For both big-leaf and Pacific coast mahogany, the estimated genetic variations among and within provenances were similar, between 6% and 9%. Significant correlations between environmental gradients at sites of origin and measures of growth and size suggested the action of natural selection in differentiating populations. 8 cm, total volume per tree = 114,700 cm3). 0 cm, total volume per tree = 49,000 cm3) were not different in most of the measured variables. All species showed maximum diameter and height growth rate in years 2 to 4, diminishing thereafter.

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