Evidence for induced pseudo-vivipary in Pennisetum setaceum (Fountain grass) invading a dry river, arid Karoo, South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.author Milton, S J
dc.contributor.author Dean, W R J
dc.contributor.author Rahlao, S J
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-17T06:57:37Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-17T06:57:37Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2007.11.012
dc.identifier.citation Milton, S. J., Dean, W. R. J., & Rahlao, S. J. (2008). Evidence for induced pseudo-vivipary in Pennisetum setaceum (Fountain grass) invading a dry river, arid Karoo, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany, 74(2), 348-349.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28089
dc.description.abstract We report the development of rootless plantlets in inflorescences of Pennisetum setaceum (Fountain grass) invasive in the Gamka River in the Karoo National Park, South Africa. The pseudo-vivipary appeared to have been induced by inundation of immature inflorescences when the river flooded. Plantlet production may facilitate the spread of this species in seasonally flooding rivers in arid regions. To the best of our knowledge this is the first record of induced pseudo-vivipary in this grass species.
dc.source South African Journal of Botany
dc.source.uri https://www.journals.elsevier.com/south-african-journal-of-botany
dc.subject.other Dispersal
dc.subject.other Inundation
dc.subject.other Spikelet proliferation
dc.subject.other Vegetative reproduction
dc.title Evidence for induced pseudo-vivipary in Pennisetum setaceum (Fountain grass) invading a dry river, arid Karoo, South Africa
dc.date.updated 2016-01-13T10:11:41Z
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Biological Sciences en_ZA
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