The marked deciduousness
of SDTF species, make the dry season the best time for seed dispersal of anemochorous species (Luz & Nunes, 2013) such as E.
Instead, drought deciduousness
is the most common way of dealing with the dry season.
However, lines 98b36-8 and 99a23-29 support option (ii), which Ferejohn would take as a "non-canonical" model of explanation: the explanans (coagulation of sap) is the essence (or rather the causal or explanatory part of the essence) of the explanandum attribute (deciduousness
Our results corroborate this variation in the fire responses for woody species, which cannot be explained by factors such as growth form (Lamont and Downes, 2011), leaf deciduousness
(Lucena et al., 2015), or seed dispersal syndromes (Lamont and Downes, 2011).
was complete between May and July, due to the rain scarcity.
These biological responses could be semi deciduousness
(loss of plant tissue), beginning of senescence, modification of plant tissue, or changes in physiological habits (Levitt, 1980).
Andrade-Lima (1981) divided the Caatinga in two strata, tree stratum and shrub stratum, in which predominates, in almost all species, the deciduousness
of the leaves on other forms of resistance to water stress; and a plant community moderately rich in cactuses and bromeliads added to other thorny species and several endemic ones.
Underpinning different plant strategies to cope with the dry season, the degree of deciduousness
in dry forest also varies from locality to locality (Apgaua et al.
In most cases, deciduousness
developed as an adaptation not to cold, but to dryness.
phenomenon is governed by the species occurring in each ecosystem.