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Effects of fire season and postfire herbivory on the cycad Zamia pumila (Zamiaceae) in slash pine savanna, Everglades National Park, Florida
Author(s): V. Negron-Ortiz, D. L. Gorchov
Journal: International Journal of Plant Sciences
Article Topic(s): Disturbance
Research Setting(s): Pine, Pine rockland
Species Referenced: Zamia pumila (Coontie),
AbstractResearches the effects of wet-season fire on the growth of Zamia pumila. Fire caused minimal mortality and generally promoted the flushing of new leaves. Seeds within cones were killed but female cone production increased in some circumstances. Herbivore damage was severe and significantly greater in burned plot. Burning earlier in the wet season resulted in overall increase in growth; however, burning later in the wet season did not.
Suggested CitationV. Negron-Ortiz, and D. L. Gorchov. "Effects of fire season and postfire herbivory on the cycad Zamia pumila (Zamiaceae) in slash pine savanna, Everglades National Park, Florida." International Journal of Plant Sciences 161.4 (2000): 659-669.