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Conservation Biology

Stickann, Zachary [1], Briggler, Malissa [2].

Conservation of a Discovered Population of C. setigerus in Missouri.

Missouri is on the edge of the range for Cyperus setigerus Torr. & Hook with only one previous population of the sedge being found in Jackson County in 1915. The current population was discovered in Boone County along Interstate 70. Cooperative efforts by the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri Department of Conservation are ongoing to spare the sedge population from extinction due to highway construction activities. Sod from the C. setigerus population was removed in September 2015 and rhizomes were separated from the roots of other plant species. The rhizomes of C. setigerus were then planted in containers and transferred to the Lincoln University greenhouse. One container had relatively large stems attached while the other two contained root stock that was found while cleaning the excavated sod. Most of the larger rhizomes with robust stems have resprouted while fewer resprouts have been observed from the rhizomes planted as root stock. The sedges are checked 2-3 times a week and rearranged in their specific containers to allow the sprouted plants ample room for growth. Transplanting is expected to occur in autumn of 2016 in native prairie swales of Boone and Callaway counties. The transplants will be monitored for their success in establishing at the sites. If successful, this method may be used as a reference for future transplanting projects.

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1 - Lincoln University, Life and Physical Science, 820 Chestnut St., Jefferson City, MO, 65101, USA
2 - Missouri Department of Conservation , 2901 W. Truman Blvd, Jefferson City, MO, 65109, USA

Cyperus setigerus Torr. & Hook
C. setigerus
Boone County
native prairie
Missouri Sedge.

Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Conservation Biology Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall/Savannah International Trade and Convention Center
Date: Monday, August 1st, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM This poster will be presented at 5:30 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PCB007
Abstract ID:576
Candidate for Awards:None

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