Finding a mycorrhizal fungus for reintroductions of the threatened terrestrial orchid Diuris fragrantissima

Australian terrestrial orchids rely on associations with suitable mycorrhizal fungi for in situ seed germi- nation and establishment, an important prerequisite for self sustaining populations. Finding an appropri- ate mycorrhizal fungus is therefore imperative to suc- cessful reintroductions. Reintr...

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Main Authors: Smith, Zoe, James, Elizabeth, McLean, Cassandra B.
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: Universidad de Costa Rica 2015
Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/lankesteriana/article/view/19570
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/21011
Summary: Australian terrestrial orchids rely on associations with suitable mycorrhizal fungi for in situ seed germi- nation and establishment, an important prerequisite for self sustaining populations. Finding an appropri- ate mycorrhizal fungus is therefore imperative to suc- cessful reintroductions. Reintroductions have been planned to conserve the terrestrial orchid Diuris fra- grantissima, which is Critically Endangered in Victoria, Australia, having been reduced to less than 25 plants at a single site.