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RESEARCH LITERATURE

The Research Literature database was created and funded by the Florida Wildflower Foundation. Use the search features below to find scientific articles on native wildflowers that are commercially available or used in restoration projects.

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Linking Geographical Information Systems and Observational and Experimental Studies to Determine Optimal Seedling Microsites of an Endangered Plant in a Subtropical Urban Fire-Adapted Ecosystem

Author(s): K. S. Wendelberger and J. Maschinski

Year: 2009

Journal: Restoration Ecology
Volume: 17
Issue: 6
Pages: 845-853

Article Topic(s): Conservation assessment, Establishment methods, Rare plants, Reintroduction, Germination, Population viability analysis
Research Setting(s): Forest, Upland, Urban, Pine rockland
Location: Florida

Species Referenced: Amorpha herbacea (Clusterspike false indigo),

Abstract

Investigates the microsite requirements of Amorpha herbacea var. crenulata in south Florida to determine planting sites for reintroduction. Litter layers 1-2 cm deep supported the highest germination while litter 0.5-2 cm deep supported the longest-lived seedlings. However, fire suppression has resulted in deeper litter layers in pine rockland habitat. Manual litter removal is recommended to improve seedling establishment and population persistence of this rare taxon.

Suggested Citation

K. S. Wendelberger and J. Maschinski. "Linking Geographical Information Systems and Observational and Experimental Studies to Determine Optimal Seedling Microsites of an Endangered Plant in a Subtropical Urban Fire-Adapted Ecosystem." Restoration Ecology 17.6 (2009): 845-853.

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