2) Do these spiders occur more on bromeliads
of larger size?
6 -- 8 -- color) Among the plants you'll find at the university's garden are bromeliads
, left and center, a plant that belongs to the pineapple family; and salvia, a popular type of sage noted for its blue flowers.
Completely self-taught, he's the world's foremost bromeliad
Leonard Kent, founder of Kent's Bromeliad
Nursery, has filled his garden in Vista, California, with naturalized bromeliads
Many different kinds of ants also live in the roots, stems, and branches of bromeliads
As a result, during the bromeligen anurans evolutionary history, natural selection probably favoured the ability of evaluate bromeliads
as egg-laying sites (Oliveira and Navas, 2004).
During the midst of this record-breaking winter, those concerned with bromeliad
conservation wondered if such extreme weather conditions could have an adverse effect on the Mexican bromeliad
weevil population, perhaps to the extent of diminishing the damage to the bromeliads
by the weevil.
were located at heights between 1 and 3 m above the ground level.
Leaves intercepted by bromeliads
become an important energy and matter resource for invertebrate communities (Maloney and Lamberti, 1995; Yanoviak, 1999) and the plant itself (Ngai and Srivastava, 2006).
inhabit relatively nutrient and water deprived environments (Luettge, 1985; Benzing, 1990; Zotz and Hietz, 2001).
The nursery specializes in orchids and bromeliads
for the retail and wholesale market.
Approximately half of all bromeliads
are epiphytes, and plants successfully grow under such conditions due to their capability to develop strategies to intercept, absorb and store rainwater efficiently (BENZING, 2000).