Partially submerged individual of Bactris glaucescens growing in the low lying of the riparian forest of Rio Paraguai. This position in the flooding gradient is, probably, a result from the dispersal by Piaractus mesopotamicus. (Photo Paulo Robson de Souza.)

Cover: Paulo Robson de Souza

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Dr. habil. Pia Parolin
University of Hamburg
Biocentre Klein Flottbek, Dept. Plant Biodiversity
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