Generally Amorphs are members of disturbed systems. Even as pioneers when|
they are found in very open and recent plantations in deforested areas.
Their usual ecology is slopes and slopes are notorious for their unbalanced
ecology. They do like extra light and mostly do not thrive in dense forest.
Wilbert, lord etc., etc.
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> [mailto:email@example.com]Namens MossyTrail@cs.com
> Verzonden: vrijdag 13 september 2002 5:31
> Aan: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Onderwerp: Re: [aroid-l] How does A. titanum do it?
> In a message dated 9/12/2002 7:22:33 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> > The conclusion of the conversation with my friend was that
> it seemed rather
> > odd that a species (or many) had evolved into such a
> precarious corner!
> In a stable environment, they can get away with it. Once it
> they find themselves a dead end. Usually generalists, not
> specialists, are
> the founders of the great evolutionary radiations.
> In the absence of large-scale disturbance (including human
> activity), each
> plant need only replace itself, producing one surviving
> offspring in the
> course of its life. In the presence of such disturbance,
> when part of the
> population is destroyed, then those species with higher
> reproductive rates
> flourish (i.e., each plant surviving the upheaval replaces
> both itself and
> one or more of those lost).
> Jason Hernandez