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Is long-term survival of dried turions of aquatic carnivorous plants possible?
Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 44(4):189-194
Published December 2015
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
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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