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REYES, ORLANDO J.  and  ACOSTA CANTILLO, FÉLIX. Phytocenoses in the Mogotes from Gran Meseta de Guantánamo, Eastern Cuba. Caldasia [online]. 2013, vol.35, n.1, pp.135-147. ISSN 0366-5232.

The Mogotes (karstic dome hill) of Gran Meseta de Guantánamo karst are over  Charco Redondo formation. The wheather conditions as Air temperature vary from 22 to 24°C and rainfall from 1 200 to 1 400 mm anually. By using the Zurich - Montpellier school methodology one new orders are described Coccothrinaci leonis - Guapiretalia rufescentis with the aliance Coccothrinaci leonis - Guapirion rufescentis and three asociations. Bactrio cubensis - Podocarpodetum ekmanii and Phyllantho epiphyllanthi - Tabebuietum myrtifoliae occupied the top of mogotes with a well-developed rot mat where this ecosystem's nutrient cycle is concentrated. Pileo fruticulosae - Thelypteridetum alatae grow in vertical fragments.

Keywords : Mogotes; sintaxonomy; associations; Eastern Cuba.

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