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Foliar water uptake: a common water acquisition strategy for plants of the redwood forest
Evaluations of plant water use in ecosystems around the world reveal a shared capacity by many different species to absorb rain, dew, or fog water directly into their leaves or plant crowns. This… Expand
Structure-function constraints of tracheid-based xylem: a comparison of conifers and ferns.
- J. Pittermann, E. Limm, Christopher Rico, Mairgareth A. Christman
- Biology, Medicine
- The New phytologist
- 1 October 2011
The ferns comprise one of the most ancient tracheophytic plant lineages, and occupy habitats ranging from tundra to deserts and the equatorial tropics. Like their nearest relatives the conifers,… Expand
Hydraulic conductance of leaves correlates with leaf lifespan: implications for lifetime carbon gain.
Previous research suggests that the lifetime carbon gain of a leaf is constrained by a tradeoff between metabolism and longevity. The biophysical reasons underlying this tradeoff are not fully… Expand
Polystichum munitum (Dryopteridaceae) varies geographically in its capacity to absorb fog water by foliar uptake within the redwood forest ecosystem.
UNLABELLED PREMISE OF THE STUDY Fog provides a critical water resource to plants around the world. In the redwood forest ecosystem of northern California, plants depend on fog absorbed through… Expand
On the acquisition of and the physiological response to fog by redwood forest plants
- E. Limm
Foliar uptake of fog in the coast redwood ecosystem: a novel drought-alleviation strategy shared by most redwood forest plants
Fog inundates the coast redwood forests of northern California frequently during the summer months (May to September) when rainfall is largely absent (Azevedo and Morgan 1974, Byers 1953, Oberlander… Expand