Ecología en Bolivia
versión impresa ISSN 1605-2528
ARTEAGA, Luis L.. Growth and herbivory of Cedrela odorata (Meliaceae) seedlings comparing a gap and a natural regeneration area in the Tunquini Biological Station. Ecología en Bolivia [online]. 2006, vol.41, n.2, pp. 130-137. ISSN 1605-2528.
I have analyzed seedlings the growth of Cedrela odorata (Meliaceae) comparing those that grow in a gap of 50 x 25 m with an area of natural regeneration of the same size. I registered the growth of the seedlings during 450 days determining that the proportion of growth in height is higher in seedlings in the gap. Other variables as to be number of branches, length of branches, and leaf area also presented significative higher values in seedlings in the gap than those in the area in process of regeneration. Though, these results are preliminaries for the comparison of the growth of C. odorata due I realized only in one place of study. The work is a contribution to the knowledge of some characteristics of the growth of this species in a Bolivian montane humid forest where has existed on exploitation due to its high economic value.
Palabras llave : odorata; seedling growth; gap; herbivory.