Density-dependent reproductive and vegetative allocation in the aquatic plant Pistia stratiotes (Araceae).

  title={Density-dependent reproductive and vegetative allocation in the aquatic plant Pistia stratiotes (Araceae).},
  author={Fl{\'a}via Freitas Coelho and Liene Deboni and Frederico Santos Lopes},
  journal={Revista de biologia tropical},
  volume={53 3-4},
Pistia stratiotes is an aquatic macrophyte that grows in temporary-ponds in the southern Pantanal, Brazil. It reproduces both sexually and asexually and is usually observed forming dense mats on the water surface, a condition favored by the plant's vegetative reproduction coupled with an ability for rapid growth. In this study we examined the effect of densely crowded conditions on the production of reproductive and vegetative structures. In addition, we verified whether there is a trade-off… CONTINUE READING

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