Growth characteristics ofNelumbo nucifera Gaertn. in response to water depth and flooding

  title={Growth characteristics ofNelumbo nucifera Gaertn. in response to water depth and flooding},
  author={Seiichi Nohara and Makoto Kimura},
  journal={Ecological Research},
Three experiments on the effects of water depth and flooding onNelumbo nucifera Gaertn. were made in the artificial environment of concrete ponds. First, plants were harvested in autumn after growing under seven different water levels ranging from 0.2–3 m The number of floating leaves, the total number of leaves and the leaf area index of emergent leaves were greatest in the tanks at 0.5 m depth. The petiole dry weight per unit length of emergent leaves and the ratio of aboveground to… 

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