Glossary

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Anthropic – Result of human action (eg, anthropic modifications, anthropic processes).

Autochthonous – native species from Portugal

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Edaphic – Relative to soil, especially its physical and chemical characteristics.

Exotic – Species from other parts of the world other than national territory.

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Habitat 5230* – Habitat listed in the Habitat Directive (92/43 / EEC) as a conservation priority and which is described as Laurus nobilis Arborescent Shrubs or Lauroid High Shrubs. It is in this habitat that are included the Portuguese Laurel and Pontic Rhododendron, which are the target of Life-Relict Project.

Halelopathy – Ability to produce chemicals that prevent germination of other plants.

Heliophiles – plants that like light.

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IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature

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Evergreen – Evergreen trees or shrubs that last longer than a year. Old leaves do not fall before new leaves develop.

Pyrophytes – are plant species that encourage and dispersal fires; that burn very well.

Podzolization – Change in the chemical nature of the soil.

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