Genus: Comptonia

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Comptonia L’Hér. ex Ait., Hortus Kew. 3: 334. 1789. TYPE: Comptonia asplenifolia (L.) L’Hér. ex Ait.

Key to the species of Comptonia

List of Comptonia Species

References to Comptonia

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  • Bell, J. M.; Curtis, J. D. 1985. Development and ultrastructure of foliar glands of Comptonia peregrina (Myricaceae). Bot. Gaz. 146(3): 288-92.
  • Berry, E. W. 1906. Living and fossil species of Comptonia. Amer. Midl. Naturalist 40: 485-524.
  • Bowes, B.; Callaham, D.; Torrey, J. G. 1977. Time-lapse photographic observations of morphogenesis in root nodules of Comptonia peregrina (Myricaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 64: 516-25.
  • Callaham, D.; Torrey, J. G. 1977. Prenodule formation and primary nodule development in roots of Comptonia peregrina (myricaceae). Canad. J. Bot. 55: 2306-18.
  • Carlquist, S. 2002. Wood and bark anatomy of Myricaceae: relationships, generic definitions, and ecological interpretations. Aliso 21: 7-29.
  • Clements, J. R.; Fraser, J. W.; Stiell, W. M. 1968. Exploratory studies of the compatibility of young red pine with sweet-fern.
  • Del Tredici, P. 1977. The buried seeds of Comptonia peregrina, the sweet fern. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 104(3): 270-5.
  • Del Tredici, P. 1996. Bulldozers and bacteria: the ecology of sweet fern. Arnoldia (Jamaica Plain) 56: 2-11.
  • Del Tredici, P.; Torrey, J. G. 1976. On the germination of seeds of Comptonia peregrina, the sweet fern. Bot. Gaz. 137(3): 262-8.
  • Dow, M. A.; Schwintzer, C. R. 1999. Seed germination, seedling emergence, and seed bank ecology of sweet fern (Comptonia peregrina (L.) Coult.). Canad. J. Bot. 77: 1378-1386.
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  • Ferguson, D. K. 1998. The contribution of micromorphology to the taxonomy and fossil record of the Myricaceae. Taxon 47: 333-5.
  • Fraser, J. W. 1969. Influences of sweet-fern on germination, survival, and early growth of red pine. Canad. J. Bot. 47: 1681-3.
  • Halim, A. F.; Collins, R. P. 1973. Essential oil analysis of the Myricaceae of the eastern United States. Phytochemistry 12: 1077-83.
  • Hall, I. V.; Aalders, L. E.; Everett, C. F. 1979. The Biology of Canadian weeds. 16. Comptonia peregrina (L.) Coult. In: The Biology of Canadian weeds. Contributions 1-32. Biosystematics Research Institute, Ottawa. , 186-95 pages. (Publication 1693)
  • Hendrickson, O. Q. 1986. Invasion of clear-cuttings by the actinorhizal plant Comptonia peregrina. Canad. J. Forest Res. 16: 872-4.
  • Hurd, T. M.; Schwintzer, C. R. 1997. Formation of cluster roots and mycorrhizal status of Comptonia peregrina and Myrica pensylvanica (Myricaceae) in Maine, USA. Physiol. Pl. (Copenhagen) 99: 680-9.
  • Killingbeck, K. T. 1993. Inefficient nitrogen resorption in genets of the actinorhizal nitrogen fixing shrub Comptonia peregrina: physiological ineptitude or evolutionary trade-off? Oecologia 94: 542-9.
  • Lawrence, B. M.; Weaver, K. M. 1974. Essential oils and their constituents. XII. A comparative chemical composition of the essential oils of Myrica gale and Comptonia perigrina. Pl. Med. (Stuttgart) 25: 385-8.
  • MacDonald, A. D. 1981. The stipules of Comptonia peregrina. Canad. J. Bot. 59: 694-700.
  • MacDonald, A. D. 1974. Floral development of Comptonia peregrina (Myricaceae). Canad. J. Bot. 52(10): 2165-9.
  • MacDonald, A. D. 1977. Myricaceae: floral hypothesis for Gale and Comptonia. Canad. J. Bot. 55(20): 2636-51.
  • MacDonald, A. D.; Sattler, R. 1973. Floral development of Myrica gale and the controversy over floral concepts. Canad. J. Bot. 51(10): 1965-75.
  • Malloch, D.; Malloch, B. 1981. The mycorrhizal status of boreal plants: species from northeastern Ontario. Canad. J. Bot. 59: 2167-72.
  • Medley, M. E.; Wofford, B. E. 1980. Thuja occidentalis L. and other notewothy collections from the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River in McCreaery County, Kentucky. Castanea 45: 213-5.
  • Meurer-Grimes, B. 1995. New evidence for the systematic significance of acylated spermidines and flavonoids in pollen of higher Hamamelidae. Brittonia 47(2): 130-42.
  • Mitchell, R. S. (eds.) (1988): 1988. Platanaceae through Myricaceae of New York State. New York State Museum Bull. No. 464. The University of the State of New York, the State Education Department, Albany. , 98 pages.
  • Newcomb, W.; Peterson, R. L.; Callaham, D.; Torrey, J. G. 1978. Structure and host-actinomycete interactions in developing root nodules of Comptonia peregrina. Canad. J. Bot. 56(5): 502-31.
  • Patrick, T. S.; Wofford, B. E.; Webb, D. H. 1983. State records and other recent noteworthy collections of Tennessee plants. IV. Castanea 48: 109-16.
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  • Rose, S. L. 1980. Mycorrhizal associations of some actinomycete nodulated nitrogen-fixing plants. Canad. J. Bot. 58: 1449-54.
  • Schwintzer, C. R. 1989. All field-collected actinorhizae examined on Comptonia peregrina and Myrica pensylvanica in Maine are spore negative. Canad. J. Bot. 67: 1460-4. (French summary)
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  • Stokes, J. 1937. Cytological studies in the Myricaceae. Bot. Gaz. 99: 387-99.
  • Sundberg, M. D. 1985. Pollen of the Myricaceae. Pollen & Spores 27: 15-27.
  • Telfer, E. S. 1969. Weight-diameter relationships for 22 woody plant species. Canad. J. Bot. 47: 1851-5.
  • Wilbur, R. L. 1994. The Myricaceae of the United States and Canada: genera, subgenera, and series. Sida 16: 93-107.
  • Wollenweber, E.; Kohorst, G.; Gisela, M.; Mann, K.; Bell, J. M. 1985. Leaf gland flavonoids in Comptonia peregrina and Myrica pensylvanica (Myricaceae). Pl. Physiol. (Lancaster) 117: 423-31.
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  • Ziegler, H. 1960. "Rhizomthamnien" bie Comptonia peregrina (L.) Coult. Naturwiss. 47: 113-4.
  • Ziegler, H.; Huser, R. 1963. Fixation of atmospheric nitrogen by root nodules of Comptonia peregrina. Nature 199(4892): 508.