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Distribution of Woodland Plants in Relation to Succession and Clonal Growth

Distribution of Woodland Plants in Relation to Succession and Clonal Growth DISTRIBUTION OF WOODLAND PLANTS IN RELATION TO SUCCESSION AND CLONAL GROWTH PHILIP B. WHITFORD Maryland Department of Research and Education, Solomons, Maryland Many woodland species are perennials conditions. Salisbury ('42) states that which reproduce vegetatively and, as a less light is needed for vegetative growth result, are commonly found in clones. It than for flower and seed production, and has previously been observed that such that vegetative propagation is commonly clones are especially prominent in the associated with provision of a larger food younger stands of forest along the prairie­ supply for the offspring and therefore a forest border. In order to determine the greater competitive ability so that "wood­ relation of cloning to the age of stands land species are particularly prone to vege­ and the randomness of distribution, tative propagation, and some exclusively twenty-six stands of different ages were so." This growth habit would apparently sampled by quadrats during the summer lead to a distribution of these species in of 1947. These stands were located in clones, or colonies, rather than as scat­ tered individuals, and, theoretically, the the general region of the prairie-forest border from the Mississippi River bluffs older these colonies become the more area http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecology Wiley

Distribution of Woodland Plants in Relation to Succession and Clonal Growth

Ecology , Volume 30 (2) – Apr 1, 1949

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0012-9658
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1939-9170
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10.2307/1931186
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DISTRIBUTION OF WOODLAND PLANTS IN RELATION TO SUCCESSION AND CLONAL GROWTH PHILIP B. WHITFORD Maryland Department of Research and Education, Solomons, Maryland Many woodland species are perennials conditions. Salisbury ('42) states that which reproduce vegetatively and, as a less light is needed for vegetative growth result, are commonly found in clones. It than for flower and seed production, and has previously been observed that such that vegetative propagation is commonly clones are especially prominent in the associated with provision of a larger food younger stands of forest along the prairie­ supply for the offspring and therefore a forest border. In order to determine the greater competitive ability so that "wood­ relation of cloning to the age of stands land species are particularly prone to vege­ and the randomness of distribution, tative propagation, and some exclusively twenty-six stands of different ages were so." This growth habit would apparently sampled by quadrats during the summer lead to a distribution of these species in of 1947. These stands were located in clones, or colonies, rather than as scat­ tered individuals, and, theoretically, the the general region of the prairie-forest border from the Mississippi River bluffs older these colonies become the more area

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