Bruce Neill bneill at LCLARK.EDU
Thu Sep 7 15:06:23 CDT 1995

At 15:08 9/7/95, Kelly Allred wrote:
>Dear Taxacomers,
>Might any of you have a good definition for the following two terms, used
>in reference to categories of plant life histories?
>Thanks in advance for your help.
>Kelly Allred
>kallred at nmsu.edu

In zoology, iteroparity refers to the life history strategy of reproducing
repeatedly while semelparity refers to the strategy of a single
reproductive event in a lifetime ('the big bang').  I don't know if these
terms are used in a similar fashion in botany, but I would suspect that
they are.

Hope this helps.

Bruce Neill
Lewis & Clark College
Portland, OR

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