Anatomic basis and insulation of serotinous cones in Pinus halepensis Mill

@article{Moya2008AnatomicBA,
  title={Anatomic basis and insulation of serotinous cones in Pinus halepensis Mill},
  author={Daniel Moya and Antonio Saracino and Rossella Salvatore and Raffaella Lovreglio and Jorge de las Heras and Vittorio Leone},
  journal={Trees},
  year={2008},
  volume={22},
  pages={511-519}
}
Pinus halepensis Mill., a widespread, low elevation conifer common in Mediterranean Basin, shows a dual reproductive strategy: post-fire obligate seeder (from serotinous cones) and an early coloniser (from non-serotinous cones). Release of seeds encased in serotinous cones is induced either by fire (pyriscence, serotiny or bradychory) or by drying (xeriscence). Morphological differences in serotinous and non-serotinous cones in natural populations of P. halepensis in Southeastern Italy were… CONTINUE READING