Comparative Germination Ecology of Two Endemic Rhaponticum Species (Asteraceae) in Different Climatic Zones of the Ligurian and Maritime Alps (Piedmont, Italy).Comparative studies of seed germination of closely related taxa can help increase our understanding of the ecological limitations of cold-adapted plants and forecast how they might respond to global warming. No studies exist on the relationship between thermoclimatic belts that classify mountain life zones according to bioclimatic criteria and the...
Carasso, Valentina ; Mucciarelli, Marco ; Dovana, Francesco ; Müller, Jonas V
Seed germination behaviour of the narrow endemic Daphne arbuscula (Thymelaeaceae) compared to the more widespread Daphne cneorum.Diminished reproduction success in species with narrow distribution ranges might be one of the factors responsible for their limited dispersal and colonization abilities. We investigated here various aspects of the seed biology of the West Carpathian endemic (Thymelaeaceae) and compared it with its more widespread relative . In both species,...
Di Sacco, Alice ; Gajdošová, Zuzana ; Slovák, Marek ; Turisová, Ingrid ; Turis, Peter …