Discussed are two ecologically similar palmettos, saw (Serenoa repens) and scrub (Sabal etonia), which co-occur on the Florida peninsula’s central ridge. Sharing many characteristics of growth form, reproductive strategies, responses to fire, and habitat occurrence, their coexistence suggests differences in micro- habitat distributions and details of life histories.
This study examined how fire events affected flowering of two native palms found in flatwoods, scrubby flatwoods, scrub and sandhill communities in Florida.
Community response to fire of five vegetation types (sandhill, sand pine scrub, scrubby flatwoods, flatwoods, swales) showed that recovery occurred in less than 2 years for poorly drained sites and between 1-4 years for more xeric sites. Species composition following fire did not change from preborn conditions.
Long-term patterns of acorn crop sizes for five species of shrubby oaks in three xeric upland vegetative associations (i.e., sandhill sand pine scrub and scrubby flatwoods) of south-central peninsular Florida were studied for evidence of fruiting cycles and in relation to winter temperature and precipitation.
The article details the study of the Florida scrub jay in its natural environment, its reproductive habits, and its state of near extinction.
General overview of the biology of the Florida scrub lizard.
Part I describes the most important plant communities (including scrub) which harbor amphibians and reptiles of the state.
Contains gopher tortoise densities for several plant communities (sand pine scrub, longleaf pine-turkey oak, and xeric hammock) in Florida.
The history, soils, and vegetation of the Yamato region is discussed with emphasis as to recent changes of the original associations.
Seven major scrub ridges were studied and mapped for differences in species composition. Scrub community indicators decrease in frequency and richness to the east and west of the highest dune ridge system.