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Foliar water uptake in Amazonian trees: Evidence and consequences

Binks, Oliver; Mencuccini, Maurizio; Rowland, Lucy; da Costa, Antonio Carlos Lola; de Carvalho, Claudio Jose Reis; Bittencourt, Paulo L.; Eller, Cleiton B; Teodoro, Grazielle Sales; Carvalho, Eduardo Jorge Maklouf; Soza, Azul; Ferreira, Leandro; Meir, Patrick


The absorption of atmospheric water directly into leaves enables plants to alleviate the water stress caused by low soil moisture, hydraulic resistance in the xylem and the effect of gravity on the water column, while enabling plants to scav‐enge small inputs of water from leaf-wetting events. By increasing the availability of water, and supplying it from the top of the canopy (in a direction facilitated by grav‐ity), foliar uptake (FU) may be a significant process in determining how...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-04-23
Type: Journal article
Source: Global Change Biology
DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14666
Access Rights: Open Access


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