Cecropia. Flora Neotropica (94)

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08/10/2020 02:09:22
The neotropical genus Cecropia is the largest of the Cecropiaceae, with 61 species presently recognized. It is an important group of pioneer trees in humid regions of the Neotropics and, in spite of its common and conspicuous occurrence and its important ecological role, has been little studied taxonomically. This monograph-the result of several years collaboration between Cornelis C. Berg of the Norwegian Arboretum/Botanical Institute and Pilar Franco Rosselli of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia-deals with the taxonomic history, morphology, ecology, plant-animal relations, pollination and classification of Cecropia. Myrmecophytism is treated in a chapter by Diane W. Davidson.