Ecological Application of ‘Herbchronology’: Comparative Stand Age Structure Analyses of the Invasive PlantBunias orientalisL.

@article{Dietz1998EcologicalAO,
  title={Ecological Application of ‘Herbchronology’: Comparative Stand Age Structure Analyses of the Invasive PlantBunias orientalisL.},
  author={Hansj{\"o}rg Dietz and Isolde Ullmann},
  journal={Annals of Botany},
  year={1998},
  volume={82},
  pages={471-480}
}
Abstract The age structures of stands of the herbaceous perennial forbsBunias orientalisandRumex crispuswere determined in different habitats in the vicinity of Wurzburg (Unterfranken, Germany). Plant age was determined by counting annual rings in the secondary root xylem (herbchronology). In rarely-disturbed (unmown, not disrupted) habitats, stands ofB. orientalisshowed a high proportion of older (⩾4-year old) individuals, whereas comparable stands at frequently-disturbed habitats were… Expand
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