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Kim E. Hummer and Andrey Sabitov

Staudt (1973) determined that a plant originally collected by a Japanese botanist from Atsunupuri volcano on Iturup Island was an octoploid species that he named F. iturupensis . The distribution of this species was reported to be only from

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Ling Ma, Xingquan Rao and Xiaoyang Chen

potential risk of flooding during the rainy season. In forest management, information regarding WT of plant species is necessary to cope with flooding. In addition, ecological restoration in depression areas or flooded watersheds must involve waterlogging

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Tina M. Waliczek, Paula S. Williamson and Florence M. Oxley

Elton’s (1958) seminal work advanced the field of invasive species ecology and our understanding of the negative impacts of invasive species. For decades, the scientific community has been aware of the serious threat invasive species pose to

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Wenhao Dai, Yuanjie Su, Hongxia Wang and Ceilo Castillo

The genus Buddleia consists of more than 100 species, of which many are woody shrubs providing colorful and fragrant flowers for landscaping and gardening ( Dirr, 1998 ; Hogan, 2003 ). Buddleia plants have a wide adaptability to various

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Christopher J. Currey and John E. Erwin

The genus Kalanchoe includes 139 species indigenous to Madagascar, southern and eastern Africa, and, to a lesser extent, tropical Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and southeastern Asia ( Descoings, 2005 ; Gherig et al., 2001 ). One species, K

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Chandra S. Thammina, Christopher von Kohn and Margaret R. Pooler

Magnolia L. (Magnoliaceae) is a popular genus comprising more than 130 species distributed predominantly in temperate and tropical regions in Southeast Asia ( Azuma et al., 1999 ; Figlar and Nooteboom, 2004 ; Kim et al., 2001 ). They are valued

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Paul R. Fantz

Species of Liriope (Ruscaceae Spreng., formally assigned to Convallariaceae Horan., Haemodoraceae Arnott, Ophiopogonaceae Endl., or Liliaceae Juss.) are evergreen, grass-like perennials used in landscapes as casual groundcovers in small areas

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Tina M. Waliczek, Kathryn M. Parsley, Paula S. Williamson and Florence M. Oxley

Very few ecosystems in the world are completely free of introduced species, and an increasing proportion of habitats is becoming dominated by them ( Pysek and Richardson, 2010 ). Invasive species decrease species diversity ( McGeoch et al., 2010

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Chalita Sriladda, Heidi A. Kratsch, Steven R. Larson and Roger K. Kjelgren

, low-water landscaping is a key tool for conserving water in irrigated urban landscapes, particularly in arid and semiarid areas ( Kjelgren et al., 2009 ). Drought-tolerant plants, including native species adapted to arid or semiarid regions, are key

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Thomas E. Marler and Leah E. Willis

We are grateful to C. Hubbuch for systematic guidance in defining the list of species for this survey and to P. Andersen, B. Dehgan, and T. Walters for evaluation and suggestions for improving the manuscript. The cost of publishing this paper was