|Anthesis effects on Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile phenology in the Bay of Calvi (Corsica, Mediterranean Sea)|Gobert, S.; Defawe, O.; Lepoint, G.; Demoulin, V.; Bouquegneau, J.-M. (2001). Anthesis effects on Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile phenology in the Bay of Calvi (Corsica, Mediterranean Sea). Hydrobiologia 455: 121-125. dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1011973518958
In: Hydrobiologia. Springer: The Hague. ISSN 0018-8158, more
Posidonia König, 1805 [WoRMS]; Posidonia oceanica (Linnaeus) Delile, 1813 [WoRMS]; Marine
seagrass; flowering; biometry; Mediterranean Sea; Posidonia
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- Gobert, S., more
- Defawe, O.
- Lepoint, G., more
- Demoulin, V., more
- Bouquegneau, J.-M., more
In Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile, anthesis induces a decrease in the number of juvenile leaves resulting in a significant reduction in the number of leaves on the flowering shoots. All the leaves of the flowering shoots are narrower than the leaves of nonflowering shoots. A modification of the leaf growth also appears in flowering shoots: the oldest leaves are longer and the leaves induced during or after anthesis are shorter. At 10 m depth, in the Bay of Calvi, anthesis lasts roughly 3 months and the flowering is induced 7 months before anthesis.