Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar, núcleo Picinguaba, São Paulo, Brazil
The Restinga (sand-based) forest of Picinguaba has flooded soil in the rainy season, and the forest canopy is less than 20 m high. The understorey has terrestrial and epiphytic bromeliads with no dominant species. The climate of Picinguaba is considered rainytropical, and it is humid throughout the year. Temperatures from September to March are 24 °C on average, dipping to an average of 20 °C in the period from April to August. Rainfall from September to March is 4000 mm, decreasing to 1500 mm on average from April to August.
See more in Gonçalves et al. 2017