Rehabilitation of mining affected flora
This study investigates the propagation and rehabilitation requirements of a range of rush and sedge species disturbed by mining, and determines the factors limiting the growth and reproduction of recalcitrant species and methods for ameliorating these factors.
Seasonal growth and reproductive biology of selected species are also determined to indicate the time required for rehabilitated areas to achieve acceptable levels of biomass and species diversity.
Guidelines are established that will immediately improve the rehabilitation of rush and sedge species in post-mining rehabilitation areas.
Keywords: Restionaceae, Cyperaceae, morphology, phenology, propagation, rehabilitation
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