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Aerophyte, a New Life Form in Raunkiaer's Classification?

A. Galán de Mera, M. A. Hagen and J. A. Vicente Orellana
Journal of Vegetation Science
Vol. 10, No. 1 (Feb., 1999), pp. 65-68
Published by: Wiley
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3237161
Page Count: 4

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Aerophyte, a New Life Form in Raunkiaer's Classification?
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Abstract

In the framework of a revision of Raunkiaer's classification of life forms, a new life form, aerophyte, is proposed for use in vegetation science. Aerophytic plant communities are described based on own observations and those of other authors. An extended system of life forms is proposed.

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