Growth of Lygeum spartum in acid mine tailings: response of plants developed from seedlings, rhizomes and at field conditions.

  title={Growth of Lygeum spartum in acid mine tailings: response of plants developed from seedlings, rhizomes and at field conditions.},
  author={H{\'e}ctor Miguel Conesa and Brett H. Robinson and Rainer Schulin and Bernd Nowack},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  volume={145 3},
Lygeum spartum is a native species in semiarid Mediterranean areas that grows spontaneously on acid mine tailings. We aimed to study the suitability of this plant for phytostabilization. L. spartum was grown from both seeds and rhizomes in acid mine tailings with various fertilizer and lime treatments. Untreated soils had a solution pH of 2.9 with high concentrations of dissolved salts (Electrical Conductivity 25 dS m(-1)) and Zn (3100 mg L(-1)). Plants grown on untreated soil had high shoot… CONTINUE READING


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