+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Survival and growth responses of native and introduced vines in New Zealand to light availability

Survival and growth responses of native and introduced vines in New Zealand to light availability

New Zealand Journal of Botany 34(3): 389-400

Clematis vitalba, Lonicera japonica, and Passiflora mollissima are three introduced vine species which have become naturalised in New Zealand. Their light requirements and growth rates were compared with those of two common native vine species (Muehlenbeckia australis and Parsonsia heterophylla) by growing plants under irradiance levels corresponding to 40%, 7%, 3.5%, and 2% of available sunlight (expressed as relative irradiance (% RI)). Weedy vines are characterised by a high degree of shade tolerance and a rapid growth rate in high-light environments. Clematis vitalba and Lonicera japonica have their light compensation points at 1.0% RI and 0.9% RI, respectively, and both species show high maximum growth rates. The native vine Parsonsia heterophylla has the lowest light compensation point ( lt 1% RI), but also possesses the lowest overall growth rates. Passiflora mollissima and the native Muehlenbeckia australis have higher light compensation points (2% and 1.8% RI, respectively) and the growth responses shown by these two species in the experiment indicate that their potential for rapid growth will only be realised in high-light environments.

(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 002973028

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

DOI: 10.1080/0028825x.1996.10410702

Related references

New zealand timberlines 1. growth and survival of native and introduced tree species in the craigieburn range canterbury. New Zealand Journal of Botany 23(2): 219-234, 1985

Interspecific responses of planted seedlings to light availability in interior British Columbia: survival, growth, allometric patterns, and specific leaf area. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 27(9): 1383-1393, 1997

Photosynthesis, carbohydrate storage and survival of a native and an introduced tree species in relation to light and defoliation. Tree Physiology 24(10): 1087-1097, 2004

Survival and growth of introduced grasses in canterbury new zealand hill pastures. New Zealand Journal of Experimental Agriculture 5(2): 129-136, 1977

The interaction of native and introduced birds in New Zealand Proc New Zealand. 1961

Genecology of agrostis capillaris l. poaceae an invader into new zealand 2. responses to light soil fertility and water availability. New Zealand Journal of Botany 30(1): 13-24, 1992

Phosphorus requirements and responses of tropical pasture species native and introduced grasses and introduced legumes. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture & Animal Husbandry 24(126): 370-378, 1984

High survival and growth rates of introduced Pacific oysters may cause restrictions on habitat use by native mussels in the Wadden Sea. Journal of Experimental: 211-227, 2006

Growth and survival differences among native, introduced and hybrid blue mussels (Mytilus spp.): genotype, environment and interaction effects. Marine Biology 154(5): 919-928, 2008

Effects of introduced bullfrogs and smallmouth bass on microhabitat use, growth, and survival of native red-legged frogs (Rana aurora). Conservation Biology 12(4): 776-787, 1998

Influence of various fungicides on the survival of phytoseiid predators introduced on vines. Redia 66: 469-483, 1983

Survival, growth, spawning distribution and movements of introduced and native lake trout Salvelinus namaycush in two inland Ontario lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 38.12: 1685-1700, 1981

Plant growth and survival of five introduced and two native/naturalized perennial grass genotypes exposed to two defoliation managements in arid Argentina. Grass and Forage Science, 2013

Does light influence the relationship between a native stem hemiparasite and a native or introduced host?. Annals of Botany 117(3): 521-531, 2016