Resprouter Information

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Banksia attenuata resprouting from epicormic buds following a bushfire

Resprouters are plant species that are able to survive fire by the activation of dormant vegetative buds to produce regrowth. [1]

Plants may resprout from a bud bank that can be located in different places, including in the trunk or major branches ( epicormic shoots) or in belowground structures like lignotubers, bulbs, and other structures. [2]

Resprouters characterize chaparral, fynbos, kwongan, savanna and other landscapes that experience periodic fires.

See also


  1. ^ Knox, Kirsten J. E., Morrison, David A. (2005). "Effects of inter-fire intervals on the reproductive output of resprouters and obligate seeders in the Proteaceae". Austral Ecology. 3 (2): 407–413. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2005.01482.x.{{ cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list ( link)
  2. ^ Pausas, Juli G.; Lamont, Byron B.; Paula, Susana; Appezzato-da-Glória, Beatriz; Fidelis, Alessandra (March 2018). "Unearthing belowground bud banks in fire-prone ecosystems". New Phytologist. 217 (4): 1435–1448. doi: 10.1111/nph.14982. PMID  29334401.