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Flood and salinity stress of wetland woody species, buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) and swamp Tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica var. biflora)

Author(s): J. K. McCarron, K. W. McLeod and W. H. Conner

Month: Jun
Year: 1998

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Wetlands
Volume: 18
Issue: 2
Pages: 165-175

Article Topic(s): Climate change,Stress,Water
Research Setting(s): Coastal,Wetland

Species Referenced: Cephalanthus occidentalis (Common buttonbush),

Abstract

Researches effects of flooding and increased salinity on Cephalanthus occidentalis to simulate sea-level rise and increased hurricane storm surges. Increasing salinity slightly did not affect C. occidentalis, but large increases in salinity negatively affected C. occidentalis. This species was more susceptible to flooding with saline water than watering with saline water. Cephalanthus occidentalis was somewhat tolerant of salinity and flooding but would likely not survive long-term exposure to high levels of salinity.

Suggested Citation

J. K. McCarron, K. W. McLeod and W. H. Conner. "Flood and salinity stress of wetland woody species, buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) and swamp Tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica var. biflora)." Wetlands 18.2 (1998): 165-175.

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ISSN: 0277-5212
DOI: 10.1007/BF03161653

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