International Carnivorous Plant Society
Carnivorous Plant Newsletter Archive
Survival of dried turions of aquatic plants
Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 37(2):52-56
Published June 2008
Aquatic carnivorous plants in the genera Aldrovanda and Utricularia produce turions: dormant, overwintering buds modified into storage organs (Sculthorpe 1967; Bartley & Spence 1987; Adamec 1999, 2003). 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
Adamec, Lubomir. 2008. Survival of dried turions of aquatic plants. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 37(2):52-56.
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