Can fog contribute to the nutrition of Chamaecyparis obtusa var. formosana? Uptake of a fog solute tracer into foliage and transport to roots.

@article{Lai2007CanFC,
  title={Can fog contribute to the nutrition of Chamaecyparis obtusa var. formosana? Uptake of a fog solute tracer into foliage and transport to roots.},
  author={I-Ling Lai and Walter Heinz Schroeder and Jilei Wu and Ling-Long Kuo-Huang and Carola Mohl and Chang-Hung Chou},
  journal={Tree physiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={
          1001-9
        }
}
Yellow cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa (Siebold & Zucc.) Endl. var. formosana (Hayata) Rehder) is the predominant tree species of Taiwan's nutrient-poor, mountain fog forests. Little is known about the potential contribution of solute uptake from fog to the overall nutrition of these trees. Shoots of yellow cypress seedlings were misted with artificial fog containing the tracer rubidium (Rb) in laboratory and field experiments to determine if there is solute uptake from the fog. After misting… CONTINUE READING