understory

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understory

[′ən·dər‚stȯr·ē]
(forestry)
A foliage layer occurring beneath and shaded by the main canopy of a forest.
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The understorey ranges from a sparse to dense shrub stratum, and a well-developed grass and herb-rich ground stratum.
The presence of a shrub layer and dense young trees in the understorey is the main habitat requirement of D.
Interactions between acclimation and photoinhibition of photosynthesis of a tropical forest understorey herb, Alocasia macrorrhiza, during simulated canopy gap formation.
The vegetation consists of open woodland forest with a predominantly grassy understorey and patches of shrubby understorey found across the site (Fig.
A comparison of 12 tree species of Amazonian caatinga using growth rates in gaps and understorey, and allometric relationships.
With the support of the Napthine Government, Parks Victoria and Greening Australia are planting more than 80,000 understorey plants to increase habitat diversity and insect availability, which in turn will improve the animals' diet.
2008, 180 m, forest understorey, cocoa plantation and sun-exposed vegetable fields, some Cyperaceae, swept, M.
Barrett is editor-in-chief for Understorey Magazine, managing editor for the US-based magazine Literary Mama and an AV editorial board member.