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Circumnutation behavior of an exotic honeysuckle vine and its native congener: Influence on clonal mobility

Author(s): K. C. Larson

Month: Apr
Year: 2000

Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Journal of Botany
Volume: 87
Issue: 4
Pages: 533-538

Article Topic(s): Invasive species,Morphology
Research Setting(s): Garden

Species Referenced: Lonicera sempervirens (Coral honeysuckle),

Abstract

Investigates circumnutation (rotation about a central axis) in the invasive Lonicera japonica and the native L. sempervirens growing in a common garden. Erect shoots of both species did not differ in circumnutation. However, prostate shoots showed significant differences: L. sempervirens continued to circumnutate as much as erect shoots but L. japonica had reduced circumnation. This reduced circumnutation in prostate shoots of L. japonica increases rooting success and dispersal of this species compared to the native species.

Suggested Citation

K. C. Larson. "Circumnutation behavior of an exotic honeysuckle vine and its native congener: Influence on clonal mobility." American Journal of Botany 87.4 (2000): 533-538.

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