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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2004 Vol.5 No.6 P.656-662

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.2004.0656


Comparative studies on phenotypic plasticity of two herbs,Changium smyrnioides?andAnthriscus sylvestris


Author(s):  CHANG Jie, GUAN Bao-hua, GE Ying, CHAN Yuk-sing Gilbert

Affiliation(s):  The State Key Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Life Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310012, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   jchang@mail.hz.zj.cn

Key Words:  Changium smyrnioides, Anthriscus sylvestris, Endangered species, Plasticity, Subtropical zone, Winter species


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CHANG Jie, GUAN Bao-hua, GE Ying, CHAN Yuk-sing Gilbert. Comparative studies on phenotypic plasticity of two herbs,Changium smyrnioides?andAnthriscus sylvestris[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2004, 5(6): 656-662.

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Abstract: 
The endangered medicinal herb, changium smyrnioides can only be found in deciduous forest gaps within the middle to northern subtropical broad-leaved evergreen forest zone of China. The considerable plasticity of its shoot and root structure helps it to capture light more effectively in winter and early spring, and to adapt to the soil moisture conditions in its narrow habitat. Another medicinal plant, anthriscus sylvestris, is of similar economic importance but commonly distributed widely. In contrast to C. smyrnioides, it has low structural plasticity. It is also specialized to adapt to the moist and sunny environment, where habitat, such as the banks of creeks and rivers, is abundant.

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