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Is long-term survival of dried turions of aquatic carnivorous plants possible?

Lubomír Adamec

Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 44(4):189-194
Published December 2015

https://doi.org/10.55360/cpn444.la373

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Summary

Turions of perennial aquatic carnivorous plants of the genera Aldrovanda and Utricularia are dormant, overwintering buds and are formed by extreme condensation of short, modified leaves in the shoot apex at the end of the growing season. These tough organs represent also storage organs both for carbohydrates and some mineral nutrients (N, P) and their respiration rate is greatly reduced as compared to that of summer shoots.

Keywords: Aldrovanda vesiculosa, Utricularia spp., winter buds, turion drying and freezing, turion sprouting

Article Citation

Lubomír Adamec. 2015. Is long-term survival of dried turions of aquatic carnivorous plants possible?. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 44(4):189-194. https://doi.org/10.55360/cpn444.la373

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