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Seed production and maturation of Limnocharis flava (L.) Buchenau in the field and glasshouse.

Brooks, S.J. and Weber, J.M. and Setter, S.D. and Akacich, B.A. (2008) Seed production and maturation of Limnocharis flava (L.) Buchenau in the field and glasshouse. In: Proceedings of the 16th Australian Weeds Conference, Brisbane, Queensland.

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Abstract

The aquatic herb Limnocharis flava, native to tropical America, is the target of an eradication program in Queensland but little is known about its reproductive biology. Their field and glasshouse studies showed that seedlings exhibited relatively high survival (64%) and that fruits containing over 1000 seeds could be produced on young plants within 46 days, at any time of the year. Mature fruits, follicles and seeds were also buoyant. The authors findings were incorporated into the eradication program and influenced the frequency of infestation monitoring.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:© Queensland Weeds Society.
Keywords:Seed production; maturation of Limnocharis flava.
Subjects:Science > Invasive Species > Plants > Eradication and containment
Science > Invasive Species > Plants > Weed ecology
Deposited On:12 Jun 2009 02:15
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 00:00

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