Limnology

, 7:171

Growth strategy of an emergent macrophyte, Typha orientalis Presl, in comparison with Typha latifolia L. and Typha angustifolia L.

Authors

    • National Institute for Environmental Studies
  • Takayoshi Tsuchiya
    • Department of Biology, Graduate School of Science and TechnologyChiba University
Research Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10201-006-0178-9

Cite this article as:
Inoue, T.M. & Tsuchiya, T. Limnology (2006) 7: 171. doi:10.1007/s10201-006-0178-9

Abstract

The growth strategy of an emergent plant, Typha orientalis Presl, was examined in experimental ponds in comparison with two other Typha species distributed in Japan, Typha latifolia L. and Typha angustifolia L. T. orientalis showed the greatest ability of vegetative reproduction at the expense of growth in height. T. orientalis started to produce new ramets earlier than T. latifolia and T. angustifolia. These results suggest that T. orientalis should be a rather pioneer-like species and would be restricted to disturbed habitats.

Key words

Growth strategyTypha angustifolia LTypha latifolia LTypha orientalis Presl

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© The Japanese Society of Limnology 2006