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Survival of dried turions of aquatic plants

Adamec, Lubomir

Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 37(2):52-56
Published 29 May 2008

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Aquatic carnivorous plants in the genera Aldrovanda and Utricularia produce turions: dormant, overwintering buds modified into storage organs. Turions are durable, partly frost-tolerant organs which usually overwinter in shallow water close to the bottom, below ice cover. However, in some species turions overwinter also above the water surface in the terrestrial ecophase, on wet organic soil.

Keywords: ecology: Aldrovanda, Utricularia

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Adamec, Lubomir. 2008. Survival of dried turions of aquatic plants. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 37(2):52-56.

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