Robert Brown has been kind enough to examine the wood: he says it belongs to the fir tribe, partaking of the character of the Araucarian
family, but with some curious points of affinity with the yew.
Effects of fragmentation of Araucarian
vine forest on small mammal communities.--Conserv.
Forest litter preserved in the mudstone contains numerous angiosperm leaves, fragmentary fern fronds, wood and probable araucarian
glaziovii was detected exclusively in a region characterized by an interface between Ombrophyllous Dense Forest and Araucarian
Forest, where the climate is subtropical wet (Mesothermic - Cfb), with average temperature at the hottest month inferior to 22[degrees]C and at the coldest month inferior to 18[degrees]C, without dry season, with pleasant summer and frequent heavy frosts at winter (IAPAR, 2000).
In the process of making their point the Poinars cover a great deal of ground from the formation of amber fossils in ancient araucarian
forests to the emergence of angiosperms and their symbionts the insect pollinators from a general overview of Cretaceous ecology to specific studies of mosquitoes and parasitic worms.
The rainforest, Araucarian
microphyll vine forest (Webb 1959), is dominated by Flindersia australis (R.Br.), F.
The ecosystem in which this bromeliad is distributed, the Araucarian
Mixed Forest, was severely devastated during the last century.
The genus Centris (Apidae: Centridini) contains about 144 species of bees which are Neotropical in distribution, except for few species ranging into the Neartic and Araucarian
regions (Michener 2000).
The area is covered by disturbed mixed ombrophyllous forest (Araucarian