Ecological Archives A018-009-A3

Jean H. Burns. 2008. Demographic performance predicts invasiveness of species in the Commelinaceae under high-nutrient conditions. Ecological Applications 18:335–346.

Appendix C. Elasticities for sexual reproduction for invasive and noninvasive Commelinaceae.

TABLE C1. Sexual reproduction elasticities are shown for the five species in this study that reproduced sexually.

Species

Commelina benghalensis

Commelina bracteosa

Murdannia nudiflora

Invasiveness

Invasive

Noninvasive

Invasive

Sexual fecundity

0.0026

8.793 × 10-8

0.0059

Germination

0.0026

8.793 × 10-8

0.0059

Dormancy

0.0012

3.948 × 10-8

0.0033

Sexual fecundity

0.0023

6.153 × 10-7

0.0039

Germination

0.0023

6.153 × 10-7

0.0039

Dormancy

0.0013

4.003 × 10-7

0.0023

Sexual fecundity

0.0177

5.729 × 10-6

0.0047

Germination

0.0177

5.729 × 10-6

0.0047

Dormancy

0.0547

8.219 × 10-6

0.0073

Sexual fecundity

0.0058

2.253 × 10-6

0.0048

Germination

0.0058

2.253 × 10-6

0.0048

Dormancy

0.0131

3.205 × 10-6

0.0065


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