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Survival of dried turions of aquatic plants

Adamec, Lubomir

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

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Abstract

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

Article Citation

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

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