Cadmium and other metal uptake by lobelia chinensis and solanum nigrum from contaminated soils

K. J. Peng, C. L. Luo, Y. H. Chen, G. P. Wang, Xiangdong Li, Z. G. Shen

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Cadmium concentrations in two plant species and their corresponding soils were evaluated in a metal contaminated area. The average Cd concentrations reached 36.9 and 141 mg kg -1 in Solanum nigrum leaves and Lobelia chinensis shoots, respectively. There is a significant relationship between the Cd concentration in the aerial tissues and the corresponding soils on a logarithmic scale. Under the hydroponic culture conditions, the maximum Cd concentration in the S. nigrum leaves and L. chinensis shoots were 1,110 and 414 mg kg -1, respectively. Cd concentration was higher in the roots than in the aerial parts. The two plants may be used in suitable phytoremediation process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-264
Number of pages5
JournalBulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2009


  • Accumulation
  • Cadmium
  • Contaminated soil
  • Phytoextraction
  • Plant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Pollution
  • Toxicology

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