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Flowering in snow tussock (Chionochloa spp.) is influenced by temperature and hormonal cues

Turnbull, Matthew H; Pharis, Richard; Kurepin, Leonid V; Sarfati, Michal; Mander, Lewis; Kelly, Dave


Snow tussocks (Chionochloa spp.) in New Zealand exhibit extreme mast (episodic) seeding which has important implications for plant ecology and plantinsect interactions. Heavy flowering appears to be triggered by very warm/dry summers in the preceding year. In order to investigate the physiological basis for mast flowering, mature snow tussock plants in the field and younger plants in a glasshouse and shadehouse were subjected to a range of manipulative treatments. Field treatments included...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Functional Plant Biology
DOI: 10.1071/FP11116


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