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Reproduction in the cycad Zamia pumila in a fire-climax habitat: an eight-year study
Author(s): W. Tang
Journal: Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club
Article Topic(s): Germination, Morphology, Phenology, Seed collecting, Seed increase
Research Setting(s): Forest, Longleaf pine, Pine, Pine rockland
Species Referenced: Zamia pumila (Coontie),
AbstractStudies the reproductive biology of Zamia pumila for eight years following fire. Male plants tended to produce cones once every 1.6 years and produced a mean of 1.45 cones per year. Female plants produced cones once every 3.7 years with a mean of 0.35 cones per year. Leaf and cone production decline after 8-9 years as other plants regrew following fire.
Suggested CitationW. Tang. "Reproduction in the cycad Zamia pumila in a fire-climax habitat: an eight-year study." Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 117.4 (1990): 368-374.