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Hydraulic constraints on the morphology of Acacia s.str. phyllodes

Sommerville, Katy

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Acacias occur across a diverse array of habitats and display great variation in the size and form of their primary foliage, phyllodes. I explored how phyllode anatomy affected variation in function of Australian Acacia. Two key climatic variables differentially affected functional diversity in phyllodes of Acacia. Traits associated with flux of gas or heat across surfaces were aligned with temperature. Traits related to phyllode mass per area were aligned with precipitation. Where other studies...[Show more]

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Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/150495

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