sciophilous

sciophilous

[sī′äf·ə·ləs]
(ecology)
Capable of thriving in shade.
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The species is a terricolous sciophilous treelet (Agra et al., 2009; Feliciano and Salimena, 2011) found in semi-deciduous seasonal forest (Stehmann et al., 2009), moist upland forest ("brejos de altitude", (Agra et al., 2009)), and shaded areas of coastal forests in the Atlantic forest domain (Feliciano & Salimena, 2011; Stehmann et al., 2014).
The typical understory species were also divided into: a) lower understory (LU), which included species that make up the lowest forest stratum and do not surpass 5m in height, on average; and b) upper understory (UU), which included sciophilous species that are part of the intermediate stratum and do not reach the canopy.