, Volume 110, Issue 1, pp 99–108 | Cite as

Mineral nutrient demands of the water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms) in the White Nile

  • Lufti A. Desougi


The possibility that the stunted growth of the water hyacinth in Bahr el Ghazal river in Sudan is influenced by nutrient elements is considered. Greenhouse experiments were carried out to determine the effects of deficiency and mineral nutrient additions on the growth of this plant. The water hyacinth was found to grow at a wide range of nutrient levels. Maximum growth was recorded at 21 mg l−1 N, 62 mg l−1 P, and 0.60 mg l−1 Fe.


Sudan water hyacinth nutrients P, N, Fe growth White Nile 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lufti A. Desougi
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  1. 1.Biology Department, Faculty of EducationUniversity of KhartoumOmdurmanSudan

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