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Table 4 Succession of macrophytes in Lake Datong

From: Effects of aquaculture on the shallow lake aquatic ecological environment of Lake Datong, China

Years Number of species Coverage rate Distribution location Biomass (wet weight) Dominant species References
1960 Winter   30% Southern part 1400–1760 g/m2 Potamogeton wrightii Morong, Myriophyllum spicatum Linn, Vallisneria natans, Hydrilla verticillata [53]
1982 More than 50 species    2332.1 g/m2 Vallisneria natans [62]
1997 19 family, 41 genus, 86 species 16.09%     [54]
2000 26 family, 39 genus, 56 species 10.60% West part 1946.6 g/m2   [63]
2011–2012 24 genus, 24 species 5% West part   Vallisneria denseserrulata, Potamogeton crispus, Trapa bispinosa [58]
2011 Summer 24 genus, 24 species 5%     [57]
2019 Summer 6 family, 6 genus, 7 species 30–40% West part and river–lake confluences 20 g/m2 Ceratophyllum demersum, Vallisneria natans, Trapa bispinosa, Hydrilla verticillate, Myriophyllum verticillatum, Nelumbo nucifera