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dc.contributor.authorMerrett, M. F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorClarkson, Bruce D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBathgate, J. L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-19T05:07:58Z
dc.date.available2007-05-29en_US
dc.date.available2008-03-19T05:07:58Z
dc.date.issued2002-03-01en_US
dc.identifier.citationM. F. Merrett, M. F., Clarkson, B. D., & Bathgate, J. L. (2002). Ecology and conservation of Alseuosmia quercifolia (Alseuosmiaceae) in the Waikato region, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany. 40(1), 49-63.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/146
dc.description.abstractThe ecology of Alseuosmia quercifolia, a small endemic shrub, was investigated, focussing on its habitat requirements, population dynamics, phenology and reproductive biology, and conservation status. This species occurs most commonly in lowland native forests of the Waikato region of the North Island (north of latitude 38°05'S), but is also found in scattered populations to North Cape. In the Waikato region it typically occupies shady, well-drained, south or south-east facing lower slopes of hills and ranges at altitudes below 400 m. Population structures show considerable variation amongst seven study sites in the Waikato region, with disjunct size classes a reflection of the presence and abundance of introduced browsing mammals. It is a relatively short-lived (less than 50 years), slow-growing species with a fleshy fruit adapted to bird dispersal, but seed dispersal now appears to be primarily by gravity. Flowering occurs early in spring and is synchronous at both individual and population levels, occurring over a 5-week period, with peak flowering during the second and third weeks. While all populations set seed, reproductive output can be negatively affected by persistent browse and by rain during peak flowering. This species is vulnerable because it is highly palatable to introduced mammals and all plants in a population are within browse height. It has relatively narrow habitat specificity, localised distribution, and limited potential to extend its range. We suggest it fulfils the requirements of the category "declining", using the most recent classification of threatened and uncommon plants of New Zealand.en_US
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSIR Publishingen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.rsnz.org/publish/nzjb/2002/004.phpen_US
dc.rightsThe final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, New Zealand Journal of Botany, 40(1), (2002), (c) Royal Society of New Zealand at the Royal Society of New Zealand Journals Online webpage.en_US
dc.subjectAlseuosmiaen_US
dc.subjectAlseuosmia quercifoliaen_US
dc.subjectAlseuosmiaceaeen_US
dc.subjectdistributionen_US
dc.subjectecologyen_US
dc.subjectpopulation structureen_US
dc.subjectphenologyen_US
dc.subjectreproductive biologyen_US
dc.subjectconservationen_US
dc.subjectNew Zealand floraen_US
dc.titleEcology and conservation of Alseuosmia quercifolia (Alseuosmiaceae) in the Waikato region, New Zealanden_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Journal of Botanyen_NZ
pubs.begin-page49en_NZ
pubs.elements-id27362
pubs.end-page63en_NZ
pubs.issue1en_NZ
pubs.volume40en_NZ
uow.identifier.article-noUNSP B01007en_NZ


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