Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on New Floricultural Crops, Funchal, Portugal, 11-15 June 2007.

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These proceedings contain 97 papers on various aspects of the physiology, breeding and production of ornamental crops. Topics covered include the following: strategies for plant introduction and marketing trends in the USA; potential of South African Restionaceae as new ornamental plants; in vivo and in vitro seed germination in black iris (Iris sp.); production of tetraploid forms of tropical landscape tree species; Calibrachoa breeding advances in Argentina; new method of propagation of mistletoes as pot plants; postharvest biology and technology for new floricultural crops; phytogenetic resources of the Macronesian Region and their economic use; phylogenetics of Lamiaceae; evaluation of ornamental fern in Beijing, China; cacti as new ornamental plants; interspecific hybridization in Nierembergia; ground covers; micropropagation of Quercus euboica; effects of growth regulators and KNO3 on seed germination in Angelonia salicariifolia; and water consumption modelling in Dieffenbachia amoena.