Department of Biology, University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave, Wollongong, NSW 2500, Australia.
The effect of water stress on the life cycles of Erodium crinitum Carolin and Erodium cicutarium (L.) L'Hérit. ex Alton (Geraniaceae)
Article first published online: 28 JUL 2006
Australian Journal of Ecology
Volume 21, Issue 2, pages 235–240, June 1996
How to Cite
COX, J. A. and CONRAN, J. G. (1996), The effect of water stress on the life cycles of Erodium crinitum Carolin and Erodium cicutarium (L.) L'Hérit. ex Alton (Geraniaceae). Australian Journal of Ecology, 21: 235–240. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.1996.tb00604.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 28 JUL 2006
- Accepted for publication September 1995
- life history strategy
Abstract Erodium cicutarium (L.) L'Hérit. ex Aiton (Geraniaceae) from temperate Mediterranean Eurasia is naturalized across large areas of arid and semi-arid Australia to which Erodium crinitum Carolin is native. plant size, leaf and bud numbers and fruit/plant biomass ratio were significantly lower under drought, flower and fruit number, fruit size and total mass were unaffected. In contrast, E. crinitum was largely unaffected by the drought conditions, showing only an increase in the fruit/plant biomass ratio.