However, many plants including green buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus L.
Green buttonwood is a popular ornamental tree or shrub in southern Florida and is native to the tidal swamps of central and southern Florida (Watkins and Sheehan 1975; Wunderlin 1998).
Unlike buttonwood, however, Swingle citrumelo has moderate to low flood tolerance (Auscitrus 2004).
abbreviatus larvae and their interactions on green buttonwood and Swingle citrumelo trees.
The experiment was conducted in fall 2008 in Homestead, Florida with green buttonwood and Swingle citrumelo plants in 11-liter plastic containers placed on ground cloth at an outdoor site exposed to full sun.
Green buttonwood and Swingle citrumelo trees (obtained from a commercial nursery) were approximately 2 yrs old and 1 yr old, respectively when treatments were initiated.
Leaf dry weight included leaf blades and petioles for green buttonwood plants and leaflets, petiolules, and petioles for Swingle citrumelo plants.
However with larval recovery, there were no significant differences between previously flooded and non-flooded buttonwoods or live oaks (Diaz 2005).
Green buttonwood is widely grown as an ornamental tree or shrub in southern Florida and is native to the tidal swamps of central and southern Florida (Watkins & Sheehan 1975; Wunderlin 1998).
abbreviatus infested green buttonwood trees in 4-L containers filled with either marl soil or potting medium in an outdoor, open site.