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Microhabitat distribution of two Florida scrub endemic plants in comparison to their habitat-generalist congeners
Author(s): S. Maliakal-Witt, E. S. Menges and J. S. Denslow
Journal: American Journal of Botany
Article Topic(s): Competition,Rare plants
Research Setting(s): Scrub
Species Referenced: Polygonella robusta (Largeflower jointweed),
AbstractCompares microhabitats of scrub specialists with their habitat-generalist congeners. Polygonella robusta is a habitat generalist that was compared with Polygonella basiramia. The habitat specialists grew larger in areas of bare sand whereas seedling growth of the generalists was not affected by ground lichens and litter.
Suggested CitationS. Maliakal-Witt, E. S. Menges and J. S. Denslow. "Microhabitat distribution of two Florida scrub endemic plants in comparison to their habitat-generalist congeners." American Journal of Botany 92.3 (2005): 411-421.