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Volume 63, Issue 2


Soil fertilization enhances growth of the carnivorous plant Genlisea violacea

Lubomír Adamec
  • Institute of Botany of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Section of Plant Ecology, Dukelská 135, CZ-37982, Třeboň, Czech Republic
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Published Online: 2008-03-27 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-008-0023-1


In a 116-d greenhouse growth experiment on a terrestrial carnivorous plant Genlisea violacea (Lentibulariaceae), mild fertilization of a peaty soil led to a 2.4 fold increase in total plant biomass as compared to the controls. Tissue P and K content in fertilized plants was significantly higher than that in the controls.

Keywords: rootless carnivorous plant; Lentibulariaceae; soil enrichment; leaves; traps; tissue nutrient content

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Published Online: 2008-03-27

Published in Print: 2008-04-01

Citation Information: Biologia, Volume 63, Issue 2, Pages 201–203, ISSN (Online) 1336-9563, ISSN (Print) 0006-3088, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-008-0023-1.

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