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Effects of Fire on Clonal Growth and Dynamics of Pityopsis graminifolia (Asteraceae)

Author(s): D. C. Hartnett

Month: Nov
Year: 1987

Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Journal of Botany
Volume: 74
Issue: 11
Pages: 1737-1743

Article Topic(s): Disturbance,Seed collecting
Research Setting(s): Sandhill

Species Referenced: Pityopsis graminifolia (Narrowleaf silkgrass),


Evaluates the effects of fire on the growth of Pityopsis graminifolia. The responses to fire were different depending on whether they were evaluated at the genet or ramet level. In burned sites, there was in increase in smaller ramets but no reductions in seeds or rhizomes on a per genet basis. Population regeneration occurred as a result of clonal ramet production and not sexual reproduction.

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D. C. Hartnett. "Effects of Fire on Clonal Growth and Dynamics of Pityopsis graminifolia (Asteraceae)." American Journal of Botany 74.11 (1987): 1737-1743.

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