Rheophytes of the World: An Account of the Flood-Resistant Flowering Plants and Ferns and the Theory of Autonomous Evolution

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Already as a teenager I had become acquainted with rheophytes, during swimming exercises between Utrecht and Bunnik in the 'Kromme Rijn', an ancient, then canalized course of the river Rhine, where a submerged waterplant occurred gregariously in dense stands on the sandy bottom. In the rather swift current of the then very clear water, its long, linear, ribbon- shaped blades floated gracefully in serpentine fashion. We never found it in flower. At times the stands became so dense that the 'rugt' (all subaquatic weed growth) ...

Rheophytes of the World: An Account of the Flood-Resistant Flowering Plants and Ferns and the Theory of Autonomous Evolution 2012, Springer

ISBN-13: 9789400985902

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