Leaf anatomical structures of Paphiopedilum and Cypripedium and their adaptive significance

@article{Guan2010LeafAS,
  title={Leaf anatomical structures of Paphiopedilum and Cypripedium and their adaptive significance},
  author={Zhi-jie Guan and Shi-Bao Zhang and Kai-Yun Guan and Shu-yun Li and Hong Hu},
  journal={Journal of Plant Research},
  year={2010},
  volume={124},
  pages={289-298}
}
Paphiopedilum and Cypripedium are closely related in phylogeny, but have contrasting leaf traits and habitats. To understand the divergence in leaf traits of Paphiopedilum and Cypripedium and their adaptive significance, we analyzed the leaf anatomical structures, leaf dry mass per area (LMA), leaf lifespan (LL), leaf nitrogen concentration (Nmass), leaf phosphorus concentration (Pmass), mass-based light-saturated photosynthetic rate (Amass), water use efficiency (WUE), photosynthetic nitrogen… CONTINUE READING