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Effects of canopy opening on recruitment in Clethra alnifolia L (Clethraceae) populations in central New Jersey wetland forests

Author(s): R. A. Jordan and J. M. Hartman

Month: Oct-Dec
Year: 1996

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club
Volume: 123
Issue: 4
Pages: 286-294

Article Topic(s): Disturbance,Light,Morphology
Research Setting(s): Forest,Road

Species Referenced: Clethra alnifolia (Coastal pepperbush),

Abstract

Assesses how Clethra alnifolia responds to canopy disturbance. Growth was greater in canopy gaps while recruitment was greater in the closed canopy forest. Stem density and flowering increased in a cleared powerline right-of-way. This species demonstrated a "light flexible" response to disturbance. Forest populations regenerated through vegetative production but sexual reproduction occurred only where there were significant gaps in the canopy.

Suggested Citation

R. A. Jordan and J. M. Hartman. "Effects of canopy opening on recruitment in Clethra alnifolia L (Clethraceae) populations in central New Jersey wetland forests." Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 123.4 (1996): 286-294.

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