Morpho-anatomical studies on the change in the foliage of two imbricate-leaved New Zealand podocarps: Dacrycarpus dacrydioides and Dacrydium cupressinum

@article{Drken2015MorphoanatomicalSO,
  title={Morpho-anatomical studies on the change in the foliage of two imbricate-leaved New Zealand podocarps: Dacrycarpus dacrydioides and Dacrydium cupressinum},
  author={V. D{\"o}rken and R. F. Parsons},
  journal={Plant Systematics and Evolution},
  year={2015},
  volume={302},
  pages={41-54}
}
  • V. Dörken, R. F. Parsons
  • Published 2015
  • Biology
  • Plant Systematics and Evolution
  • Many extant gymnosperms have strongly reduced leaves. While this is usually treated as adaptation to drought, other habitat factors must also be involved. This subject and the related change from juvenile needle leaves to adult imbricate leaves are poorly understood. Here we explore these topics by describing the leaf morphology and leaf anatomy of seedlings and adult plants of Dacrydium cupressinum and Dacrycarpus dacrydioides. In both species, the cotyledons, primary leaves, and juvenile… CONTINUE READING
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