Within-weed bed architectural adaptation of branching pattern in Myriophyllum spicatum L.


  • Barbara Neuhold
  • Johanna D. Janauer
  • Georg A. Janauer




Myriophyllum spicatum, architecture of plants, water flow velocity


Regarding architectural adaptations in aquatic plants caused by the velocity of water flow only scarce, older information is available. When studying different  Myriophyllum spicatum  L. specimen architecture in the same water body differences in individual main axes and branching pattern were detected at the upstream and at the downstream end of individual plant beds. Samples from the two locations showed significant differences in architectural composition. At the downstream parts of the water body individual plants were longer and the number of branches was higher, which is contributed to flow velocity.


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Neuhold, B., D. Janauer, J., & A. Janauer, G. (2018). Within-weed bed architectural adaptation of branching pattern in Myriophyllum spicatum L. Acta Biologica Slovenica, 61(1), 61-66. https://doi.org/10.14720/abs.61.1.15881

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