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Hydrophytic plant adaptations

Plants when subject to prolonged flooding may develop specific adaptations to compensate for the low oxygen conditions in the wetland substrate.

Plant morphological adaptations for wetlands: Buttressed trunks
Fluted trunks
Knees or pneumatophores
Stooling or multiple trunks
Shallow root systems
Hypertrophied lenticels
Aerenchma tissue
Inflated stems
Floating leaves
Polymorphic leaves
Water roots
Adventitious roots
 

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