The keystone saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea, Cactaceae): a review of its ecology, associations, reproduction, limits, and demographics

@article{Drezner2014TheKS,
  title={The keystone saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea, Cactaceae): a review of its ecology, associations, reproduction, limits, and demographics},
  author={Taly D. Drezner},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
  year={2014},
  volume={215},
  pages={581-595}
}
  • Taly D. Drezner
  • Published 2014
  • Biology
  • Plant Ecology
  • This paper reviews the basics of a Sonoran Desert keystone cactus species, including the ecology of its establishment and high mortality, its association with nurse plants to provide ameliorated conditions for survival, and variability in longevity and reproduction over its range such as delayed reproduction in hotter and more arid populations where this delay is met with longer lifespans. The production of flowers, branches, and spines from areoles is reviewed, as well as current methods for… CONTINUE READING
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