Effect of drying, salinity and temperature on seed germination of the submersed wetland monocot, Vallisneria australis

Jacqueline Salter, Kaylene Morris, Jennifer Read, Paul Boon

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Periods of low water level ( drawdown ) may kill mature submersed aquatic plants and their vegetative propagules. Re-establishment from a sediment-based seed bank may be limited by desiccation, high temperatures and increased salinity, environmental changes that may often accompany drawdown. Vallisneria australis (Hydrocharitaceae) is a common, submersed clonal wetland plant in southeastern Australia, which reportedly reproduces mainly by vegetative spread.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105 - 114
Number of pages10
JournalFundamental and Applied Limnology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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