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DOI 10.1016/j.ppees.2011.02.001
Title (Primary) Biological flora of Central Europe: Euphorbia palustris L.
Author Wärner, C.; Welk, E.; Durka, W. ORCID logo ; Wittig, B.; Diekmann, M.
Source Titel Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics
Year 2011
Department BZF
Volume 13
Issue 1
Page From 57
Page To 71
Language englisch
Keywords Distribution range; Endangered species; Habitat requirements; Life history; Plant communities; Reproduction; River corridor plant
Abstract Euphorbia palustris L. (Euphorbiaceae) is a tall perennial hemicryptophyte, native to Europe and small parts of adjacent Western Asia. It is considered a so-called river corridor plant that is exclusively or predominantly confined to the basins of large rivers. As most natural habitats along European rivers have been destroyed and the remaining habitats fragmented and degraded by the regulation of watercourses, land reclamation, and agricultural intensification, E. palustris is now endangered in most of Central Europe. To enhance its conservation, to give scientific advice for its management and to supplement the scarce information about the species available from the literature, this paper reviews its taxonomy, morphology, distribution, habitat requirements, life cycle, population biology and genetics as well as the conservation status across its distribution range.
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Wärner, C., Welk, E., Durka, W., Wittig, B., Diekmann, M. (2011):
Biological flora of Central Europe: Euphorbia palustris L.
Perspect. Plant Ecol. Evol. Syst. 13 (1), 57 - 71 10.1016/j.ppees.2011.02.001