Day-neutral flowering in some desert Blepharis spp

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Abstract

In desert areas of Israel, Sinai and the neighbouring countries, there are species of Blepharis, plus at least 6 different populations of types not yet classified. Differences such as rates of root elongation in response to temperature, structure of inflorescences and spiny bracts, and mechanisms of seed dispersal were found in these species and types. Flowering was day-neutral. The quantity and distribution of rain, soil humidity and temperature seem to regulate the age of the plant at flower-bud appearance and flowering. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-167
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Arid Environments
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1988

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