Evolution and Biogeography of Epicormic Resprouting

This brief describes the advantages and evolution of postfire epicormic resprouting, where trees resprout from the trunk or stem of trees. This form of resprouting is more rare than resprouting from the base of plants and occurs in Australia and South Africa, as well as in California, the Mediterranean Basin and the Canary Islands in the northern hemisphere.

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Pausas, J.G., and J.E. Keeley. 2017.  Epicormic resprouting in fire-prone ecosystems. Trends in Plant Science 22(12):1008-1015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2017.08.010