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SPECIES: Rubus discolor | Himalayan Blackberry
FIRE ECOLOGY OR ADAPTATIONS : Blackberries are typically observed in greatest abundance following fire or other types of disturbance. The Himalayan blackberry is well adapted to invade recently burned sites. Most blackberries sprout vigorously after fire [9]. Various regenerative structures located at or below the ground surface enable this shrub to sprout, even when aboveground foliage is totally consumed by fire. Sprouting through rooting stem nodes [32] is also likely if even portions of the aboveground stem remain undamaged. Most blackberries store seed in seedbanks. Plants can readily reoccupy recently burned sites through seed protected from the direct effects of fire by overlying soil or duff. Seed generally remains viable for long periods of time [2] and germinates in abundance after disturbance. The relatively large, sweet, succulent fruits of blackberries amply reward animal dispersers [16], and some postfire reestablishment through seed transported from off-site is also probable. POSTFIRE REGENERATION STRATEGY : Tall shrub, adventitious-bud root crown Rhizomatous shrub, rhizome in soil Geophyte, growing points deep in soil Initial-offsite colonizer (off-site, initial community) Ground residual colonizer (on-site, initial community)

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