Elemental Concentrations of Eleven New Caledonian Plant Species from Serpentine Soils : Elemental Correlations and Leaf-age Effects

@inproceedings{Boyd2009ElementalCO,
  title={Elemental Concentrations of Eleven New Caledonian Plant Species from Serpentine Soils : Elemental Correlations and Leaf-age Effects},
  author={Robert Stephen Boyd and Tanguy Jaffr{\'e}},
  year={2009}
}
We investigated accumulation of elements (Ca, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, P, Pb, and Zn) in leaves of different ages for 11 evergreen woody plant species from serpentine soils of New Caledonia. Species were classifi ed into four categories of Ni accumulation ability: one species was a non-accumulator (<100 mg Ni/ kg), three were accumulators (100–1000 mg Ni/kg), two were hyperaccumulators (1000–10,000 mg Ni/kg), and fi ve were hypernickelophores (>10,000 mg Ni/kg). We harvested leaves from each… CONTINUE READING