Heat tolerance of rhizomes of several understory species
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Marguerite A. Flinn; Joan K. Pringle
Publication Year: 1983

Cataloging Information

  • biomass
  • bogs
  • Canada
  • Chamaedaphne calyculata
  • coniferous forests
  • Cornus canadensis
  • diameter classes
  • fire adaptations (plants)
  • forest management
  • Gaultheria procumbens
  • hardwood forests
  • heat
  • heat effects
  • Kalmia angustifolia
  • litter
  • Maianthemum canadense
  • mortality
  • Nova Scotia
  • plant growth
  • post fire recovery
  • Pteridium aquilinum
  • Rhododendron canadense
  • roots
  • sampling
  • season of fire
  • seedlings
  • site treatments
  • species diversity (plants)
  • statistical analysis
  • temperature
  • understory vegetation
  • Vaccinium angustifolium
  • water
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Record Last Modified: October 28, 2021
FRAMES Record Number: 33960
Tall Timbers Record Number: 8148
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Rhizomes of eight understory species were subjected to treatments of 45, 50, 55 and 60 degrees for 5 min in a water bath. Selecton of thesespecies for study was based on differences in the depth of the rhizomes, in habitat, and in rhizome morphology. Samples were collected from study sites located near Halifax, in the Nova Scotia Acadian Forest region. Abstract reproduced by permission of The Canadian Journal of Botany.©NRC Canada

Online Link(s):
Flinn, M. A., and J. K. Pringle. 1983. Heat tolerance of rhizomes of several understory species. Canadian Journal of Botany, v. 61, no. 2, p. 452-457.