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Exceptionally Tall Individuals in a Relict Population of Actaea europaea (Schipcz.) J. Compton Against the Species of the Euro-Asiatic Cimicifuga Section
Marcin Kiedrzyński1, Józef Krzysztof Kurowski1, Edyta Kiedrzyńska2,3, Piotr Maciejewski1
 
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1Department of Geobotany and Plant Ecology, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Łódź,
Banacha 12/16, 90-237 Łódź, Poland
2European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology of the Polish Academy of Sciences,
Tylna 3, 90-364 Łódź, Poland
3Department of Applied Ecology, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Łódź,
Banacha 12/16, 90-237 Łódź, Poland
Publish date: 2016-03-17
Submission date: 2015-10-13
Final revision date: 2015-12-03
Acceptance date: 2015-12-05
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2016;25(2):889–893
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The distribution of A. europaea indicates the relict character of its localities related to the Pleistocene and the Holocene evolution of vegetation. In 2011, a large population of A. europaea was discovered in central Poland. The measured plants are taller than those previously recorded in Poland and Europe, and also were the tallest of all the Asiatic and North American species. The aim of our paper is to present the height structure in populations of Actaea europaea in central Poland that contain probably the tallest known individuals of the Actaea genus. The study also discusses the factors that can influence the height of plants.
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