Table 1. Physical characteristics of the two study sites. Values are the mean (SD).

Physical characteristic Community A
(n = 15)
Community B
(n = 15)
Colocação size (ha) 429 (2.72) 469 (2.76)
Slope (degrees) 7.00 (5.74) 7.40 (7.40)
Elevation (m) 248 (43.6) 223 (75.5)
Depth of humus layer (cm) 1.71 (0.56) 1.51 (0.09)
Dominant soil texture of horizon A Sand Sand
Dominant soil texture of horizon B Clay Clay with few isolated patches of loam