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Effects of burning season and frequency on saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) flowering and fruiting

Author(s): M. E. Carrington, J. J. Mullahey

Year: 2006

Journal: Forest Ecology and Management
Volume: 230
Issue: 1-3
Pages: 69-78

Article Topic(s): Disturbance, Phenology
Research Setting(s): Forest

Species Referenced: Serenoa repens (Saw palmetto),


Evaluates the effects of burning frequency and season on the flowering and fruiting of Serenoa repens. The study was conducted for two years in 32 pine flatwoods sites. While burns resulted in intermediate flowering over two years, while growing season burns resulted in high levels of flowering the first year followed by lower levels of flowering the second year. Sites that were frequently burned (2-3 years) had lower fruit production than sites less frequently burned (at least five years).

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M. E. Carrington, and J. J. Mullahey. "Effects of burning season and frequency on saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) flowering and fruiting." Forest Ecology and Management 230.1-3 (2006): 69-78.

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ISSN: 0378-1127
DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2006.04.020
Last Updated: 2015-02-26
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