Ecology of snow tussocks in the mountain grasslands of New Zealand

@article{Mark2004EcologyOS,
  title={Ecology of snow tussocks in the mountain grasslands of New Zealand},
  author={Alan F. Mark},
  journal={Vegetatio},
  year={2004},
  volume={18},
  pages={289-306}
}
Most species of the genus Chionochloa are endemic in New Zealand where they dominate extensively in the low-alpine vegetation. The severe environment, low summer temperatures and persistent high winds in particular, allows only slow growth rates, especially at higher altitudes, in these long-lived plants. Flowering in several species is associated with some unusual but adaptive features, of which the combined temperature-daylength control of flowering and non-flowering years may be unique among… CONTINUE READING

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