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Tree architecture in relation to leaf dimensions and tree stature in temperate and tropical rain forests

Maindonald, John


1 The architecture and leaf dimensions (petiole length, blade length and blade width) of 403 tree species were studied at six sites ranging from lowland equatorial to temperate Australian rain forest. The branching patterns of understorey saplings and exposed canopy trees were classified as orthotropic (three-dimensional arrangements of leaves about ascending twigs) or plagiotropic (leaves arranged in planes, usually along the sides of horizontal twigs). 2 Among understorey saplings,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Ecology
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2745.1999.00417.x


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