serotinous


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serotinous

[sə′rät·ən·əs]
(botany)
Plants which flower or develop late in a season.
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After that blaze, small lodgepole seedlings sprouted from seeds dropped by serotinous cones.
latifolia produced both serotinous and nonserotinous cones.
Both desiccation and heat are necessary for seed dispersal from serotinous cones of some members of the Pinaceae and Cupressaceae (Teich, 1970; Vogl et al.
Wet-dry cycles were essential for seed release from 4 species of Banksia, whether serotinous or not.
The role of fire in establishment of seedlings of serotinous species from the Sydney region.
Survival of serotinous seedbanks during bushfires: Comparative studies of Hakea species from southeastern Australia.
Selection and processing of serotinous pitch pine cones.
The insulating value of serotinous cones in protecting pitch pine (Pinus rigida) seeds from high temperatures.
A heat budget model for opening of serotinous cones in Pinus banksiana and Pinus contorta var.
Heat budget and pine behaviour associated with the opening of serotinous cones in two Pinus species.
Partly opened serotinous cones of Table Mountain pine also provide food for nuthatches, chickadees, and woodpeckers, which extract seeds from gaps between the cone scales.