Growth irradiance effects on photosynthesis and growth in two co-occurring shade-tolerant neotropical perennials of contrasting photosynthetic pathways.

Abstract

Dieffenbachia longispatha (C3) and Aechmea magdalenae (Crassulacean acid metabolism, CAM) are syntopic, neotropical forest perennials in central Panama that are restricted to shaded habitats. This is of particular interest for A. magdalenae because, like other understory CAM bromeliad species, it appears functionally and structurally to be better suited to… (More)
DOI: 10.3732/ajb.92.11.1811

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