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dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, E. L.
dc.contributor.authorDann, G. M.
dc.contributor.authorSmith, G. J. S.
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-14T03:14:41Z
dc.date.available2016-12-14T03:14:41Z
dc.date.issued1979
dc.identifier.citationWilkinson, E., Dann, Gavin Michael, Smith, Graeme John Spencer, & Dunstan High School. (1979). Thyme in Central Otago : A summary of studies by biology students at Dunstan High School, Alexandra (Special publication (Tussock Grasslands and Mountain Lands Institute) ; no. 14). Lincoln: Tussock Grasslands and Mountain Lands Institute Lincoln College.en
dc.identifier.isbn0-908584-05-9
dc.identifier.issn0110-1781
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/7650
dc.description.abstractThymus vulgarais L. (Labiatae) is a plant which has become an increasingly prominent member of the adventive flora of Central Otago since its introduction into the area last century. Its distribution is confined to the valleys of the Clutha, Kawarau and Mauherikia Rivers. Seed dispersal methods were investigated, with the role of animals, wind and mechanical methods being considered. From the studies so far, it would seem that the latter two are the most important methods of dispersal open to the plant. Germination studies revealed that acidity, cold treatment of seed prior to planting, and the exposure of seed to light on sowing, enhanced the germination rate. The effects of thyme oil on germination was also tested. Thyme appears to prefer a well-drained soil, and a relatively sheltered, well-lit, warm situation. The success of the plant in arid areas may be attributable to the reduction in competition from grasses and other herbs. Thyme can be controlled either mechanically or chemically; its future in Central Otago, though, may lie in its use as a source of honey, its harvest as a culinary herb, and its value as an object of study.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College. Tussock Grasslands and Mountain Lands Institute Lincoln College .en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSpecial publication / Tussock Grasslands and Mountain Lands Institute ; no. 14.en
dc.rightsCopyright © Tussock Grasslands and Mountain Lands Institute.en
dc.subjectThymus vulgarais L.en
dc.subjectCentral Otagoen
dc.subjectseed dispersalen
dc.subjectseed germinationen
dc.subjectcold treatmenten
dc.subjectweed controlen
dc.subjectculinary herbsen
dc.subjectthyme oilen
dc.subjectsoil chemistryen
dc.subjectchemical polymorphismen
dc.subjectsoil pHen
dc.subjectthymeen
dc.titleThyme in Central Otago : a summary of studies by biology students at Dunstan High School, Alexandraen
dc.typeMonographen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciencesen
dc.subject.anzsrc050103 Invasive Species Ecologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc050205 Environmental Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc050304 Soil Chemistry (excl. Carbon Sequestration Science)en
dc.subject.anzsrc070308 Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)en
dc.subject.anzsrc060705 Plant Physiologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc060207 Population Ecologyen


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