Post-fire resprouting of shrubby species in Mediterranean maquis
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- Gratani, L. & Amadori, M. Vegetatio (1991) 96: 137. doi:10.1007/BF00044975
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The vegetative resprouting of mediterranean maquis shrubby species was examined eight years after fire. Post-fire regeneration occurs through the resprouting of stumps. All species (Quercus ilex L., Phillyrea latifolia L., Arbutus unedo L., Erica arborea L., Pistacia lentiscus L.) show a rapid growth in the first years after fire, and a decrease already from 4th–5th year.
All the species survived the fire and reconstituted a community similar to that unburned in a relatively short time span.