Correlation between water relations and within-canopy distribution of epiphytic ferns in a Mexican cloud forest

@article{Hietz1998CorrelationBW,
  title={Correlation between water relations and within-canopy distribution of epiphytic ferns in a Mexican cloud forest},
  author={Peter Hietz and Oscar Briones},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1998},
  volume={114},
  pages={305-316}
}
The physiological traits associated with water relations of eight common epiphytic ferns in a Mexican cloud forest were investigated in relation to the distribution of these species within the canopy. Fern distribution was significantly correlated with the relative water content at which stomata close, leaf thickness, stomatal density and size. Trichomanes bucinatum desiccated completely within hours in moderately dry air and was confined to the stem bases, and Asplenium cuspidatum, with no… CONTINUE READING
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