Ecotypic differentiation for flood-tolerance and its morphological correlates in Chamaecrista fasciculata

@inproceedings{Fenster2003EcotypicDF,
  title={Ecotypic differentiation for flood-tolerance and its morphological correlates in Chamaecrista fasciculata},
  author={Charles B. Fenster},
  year={2003}
}
Chamaecristafasciculata is widespread in eastern North America and commonly found on dry sandy soils. In contrast, large seeded C. fasciculata var. macrosperma is restricted to fresh-water tidal marshes of the central coastal plain of Virginia, USA. Greenhouse experiments were conducted to determine if var. macrosperma represents a flood-tolerant ecotype and if flood tolerance is associated with decreased tolerance to dry conditions. Morphological measurements on root and shoot growth were made… CONTINUE READING