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Banksia attenuata resprouting from epicormic buds following a bushfire

Resprouters are plant species that are able to survive fire by the activation of dormant vegetative buds to produce regrowth.[1]

Plants may resprout by means of lignotubers at the base or epicormic buds on the trunk or major branches.

Resprouters characterize chaparral, fynbos, kwongan, savanna and other landscapes that experience periodic fires.

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  1. ^ Knox, Kirsten J. E., Morrison, David A. (2005). "Effects of inter-fire intervals on the reproductive output of resprouters and obligate seeders in the Proteaceae". Austral Ecology. 3 (2): 407–413. doi:10.1111/j.1442-9993.2005.01482.x.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)