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The evolution of fire-dependent flowering in goldenasters (Pityopsis spp.)
Author(s): A. K. Gowe and J. S. Brewer
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society
Article Topic(s): Disturbance
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
Species Referenced: Pityopsis graminifolia (Narrowleaf silkgrass),
AbstractCompares species in the genus Pityopsis based on fire-dependent flowering (FDF) to determine when species evolved to have this trait. Results suggested that 1) FDF occurred in one taxonomic group but not another, 2) FDF occurred in habitats that had a dense groundcover in years between fire, and 3) FDF occurred in regions with naturally high incidences of lightning and fire.
Suggested CitationA. K. Gowe and J. S. Brewer. "The evolution of fire-dependent flowering in goldenasters (Pityopsis spp.)." Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 132.3 (2005): 384-400.