Title

Mycorrhizal associations of selected plant species from San Miguel Island, Channel Islands National Park, California

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1989

Abstract

Vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae were detected in 6 native plant species: Camissonia cheiranthifolia ssp. cheiranthifolia, Coreopsis gigantea, Distichlis spicata, Dudleya greenei, Eriogonum grande ssp. rubescens and Lavatera assurgentiflora. Levels of root colonization were greater in November than in July. A total of 10 species of VAM fungi, 3 undescribed, were recovered from root zones of Dudleya, Coreopsis and Lavatera. Genera of fungi included Entrophospora, Glomus and Scutellospora. Reinvasion of barren areas of the island from which some native plant species were extirpated by overgrazing and erosion may be dependent upon the reestablishment of a population of VAM fungi. -from Authors

Publication Title

Pacific Science

Volume

43

Issue

1

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