Function and structure of leaves contributing to increasing water storage with height in the tallest Cryptomeria japonica trees of Japan

@article{Azuma2015FunctionAS,
  title={Function and structure of leaves contributing to increasing water storage with height in the tallest Cryptomeria japonica trees of Japan},
  author={Wakana Azuma and H. Roaki Ishii and Katsushi Kuroda and Keiko Kuroda},
  journal={Trees},
  year={2015},
  volume={30},
  pages={141-152}
}
In Cryptomeria japonica , transfusion tissue in leaves may have functions of water storage and supply, which could compensate for hydraulic constraints with increasing height. The tallest trees of Cryptomeria japonica occur in climatic regions similar to the world’s tallest trees. We hypothesized that tall C. japonica trees would have evolved adaptive mechanisms to overcome height growth limitation. Here, we focused on foliar water storage, a mechanism recently discovered in Sequoia… CONTINUE READING
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