C Geophyte 1C castellanum Adenocarpus argyrophyllus C Microphanerophyte 1C Adenocarpus telonensis S Nanophanerophyte
2 Allium schmitzii NS Helophyte 2 Allium victorialis N Geophyte 1C Anarrhinum duriminium N Chamaephyte 2 Anarrhinum N Hemicriptophyte 1A longipedicellatum Anthemis alpestris N Chamaephyte 1C Antirrhinum cirrhigerum S Chamaephyte 2 Antirrhinum linkianum NS Chamaephyte 2 Anthyllis vulneraria N Chamaephyte 1A subsp.
The most significant species of these rocky places is Anthyllis barba-jovis, a nanophanerophyte
with a clearly pioneer nature, showing a high abundance only in correspondence with rocky walls directly influenced by the marine agents (Brullo & De Marco, 1989.
2 Meg Megaphanerophytes, Mes Mesophanerophytes, Mic Mierophanerophytes, N Nanophanerophytes
, L Linophanerophytes, E Epiphanerophytes, S Succulent phanerophytes, Hph Hemicryptophytes, C Chamae-phytes, G Geophytes, Th Therophytes (Raunkiaer, 1934) Table 2 Leaf form, texture and size of the limestone forest at Mt.
Meso- and nanophanerophytes
are dominated in equal amounts.
Despite the shallow soils, a large prpoportion of the CR vascular floras are represented by geophytes, chamaephytes, hemicryptophytes and nanophanerophytes
with well developed underground systems such as lignotubers, or other Specialised storage and bud-bearing structures (Conceicao and Pirani, 2005; Alves and Kolbek, 2010a).
It was followed by nanophanerophytes
, Chameophytes, and megaphanerophytes having the contribution of 20.
The dominant life form was the Nanophanerophytes
(shrubs), followed by the Chamaephytes and Hemicryptophytes.
The presence of several species of nanophanerophytes
(Erica arborea L.
They are mainly composed by woody micro and nanophanerophytes
, some herbaceous and lianas, which can be found in Table 19.
The microphanerophytes and nanophanerophytes
number is important in the shrub and herbaceous layers.
Deeper soils derived from ultramafic rocks, chiefly in concave physiographies in the midst of forest-dominated seral mosaics, under low disturbance regimes, are more suitable to tall shrub communities composed of nanophanerophytes
of Genisteae tribe (family Fabaceae, e.
In Table 1 we have highlighted the occurrence of these nanophanerophytes
by placing them apart as representatives of communities belonging to the Aritotelienea chilensis subclass.