Giant flowers of Southern magnolia are hydrated by the xylem

Taylor Feild, David Chatelet, Timothy Brodribb

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Flowering depends upon long-distance transport to supply water for reproductive mechanisms to function. Previous physiological studies suggested that flowers operated uncoupled from stem xylem transport and received water primarily from the phloem.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1587 - 1597
Number of pages11
JournalPlant Physiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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