Soils and plant nutrition on a serpentinized ridge in South Germany. II. Foliage macro‐nutrient and heavy metal concentrations

Hermann Rodenkirchen, Bruce A. Roberts

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Abstract

The macro‐nutrient and heavy metal concentrations in the leaves of characteristic herbaceous species growing on different soil types of a serpentinized ridge, were investigated. Cerastium holosteoides exhibited extremely high Mg, Fe, Ni and Cr levels on a virgin serpentinite soil; Silene vulgaris was characterized compared to it by a restricted accumulation of those elements. Deschampsia flexuosa which showed the lowest Mg and Ni concentrations of the investigated species on more developed soils had much higher Cr levels than intraspecific populations on nonserpentinized forest soils.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-413
Number of pages3
JournalZeitschrift für Pflanzenernährung und Bodenkunde
Volume156
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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