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Are rare species less shade tolerant than common species in fire-prone environments? A test with seven Amorpha (Fabaceae) species

Author(s): R. M. Marchin, R. K. Bhandari, W. A. Wall, M. G. Hohmann, J. B. Gray and W. A. Hoffmann

Year: 2009

Journal: Plant Ecology
Volume: 205
Issue: 2
Pages: 249-260

Article Topic(s): Conservation assessment, Propagation, Rare plants, Restoration, Light
Research Setting(s): Forest, Greenhouse, Prairie

Species Referenced: Amorpha fruticosa (Indigo bush), Amorpha herbacea (Clusterspike false indigo),

Abstract

Tests the shade tolerance in four common and three rare species in the genus Amorpha. Shading significantly reduced growth and survival of all species. Shading also affected allocation among species. The ability to tolerate shade did not differ consistently between rare and common species. Rather, phenotypic plasticity best explained the ability to tolerate shade.

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R. M. Marchin, R. K. Bhandari, W. A. Wall, M. G. Hohmann, J. B. Gray and W. A. Hoffmann. "Are rare species less shade tolerant than common species in fire-prone environments? A test with seven Amorpha (Fabaceae) species." Plant Ecology 205.2 (2009): 249-260.

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ISSN: 1385-0237
DOI: 10.1007/s11258-009-9614-3

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