Effects of light regime on the growth, leaf morphology, and water relations of seedlings of two species of tropical trees

@article{Fetcher1983EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of light regime on the growth, leaf morphology, and water relations of seedlings of two species of tropical trees},
  author={Ned Fetcher and Boyd R. Strain and Steven F. Oberbauer},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1983},
  volume={58},
  pages={314-319}
}
An experiment was conducted with Heliocarpus appendiculatus, a pioneer or large gap species of tropical moist forest in Costa Rica, and Dipteryx panamensis, a small gap species. Seedlings were grown in full sun, partial (80%) shade, and full (98%) shade. After one month of growth they were switched between environments and grown for two more months. Growth in height of Heliocarpus was greatly affected by irradiance, being increased in response to full shade and decreased in full sun. Height of… CONTINUE READING