Epicormic branches: a growth indicator for the tropical forest tree, Dicorynia guianensis Amshoff (Caesalpiniaceae).

@article{Nicolini2003EpicormicBA,
  title={Epicormic branches: a growth indicator for the tropical forest tree, Dicorynia guianensis Amshoff (Caesalpiniaceae).},
  author={Eric Nicolini and Yves Caraglio and Raphael P{\'e}lissier and C{\'e}line Marie Leroy and J. C. Roggy},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  year={2003},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={97-105}
}
Architectural analyses of temperate tree species using a chronological approach suggest that the expression of epicormic branches is closely related to low growth rates in the axes that make up the branching system. Therefore, sole consideration of epicormic criteria may be sufficient to identify trees with low secondary growth levels or with both low primary and secondary growth levels. In a tropical tree such as Dicorynia guianensis (basralocus), where chronological studies are difficult… CONTINUE READING
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